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Update - Suspect Charged After Man Found Dead in Car

11/3/18

Lashaud Golden (B/M 05/23/1999) is facing murder charges in the shooting death of Derrick L. Williams Jr (B/M 07/04/1989).

On October 29th, Williams was found inside a vehicle with a single gunshot wound to the head, in the 100 block of 38th St N.

Williams’ killer, Golden was arrested one day after the murder for an unrelated carjacking/shooting (Report#2018-045964). In this incident, Golden shot Gene Carter in the back during an attempt to rob him near 35th St. S and 4th Ave S.

Golden now faces 2nd degree murder, attempted felony murder, carjacking (with weapon or firearm), and delinquent in possession of a firearm/electric weapon or device charges.

Report# 2018-047284

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Update: Man Found Dead in Car ID

Victim: Derrick L. Williams Jr.
07/04/1989

Police are investigating a man found dead in a car in the 100 block of 38th St. North.

At approximately 9:15 pm., the initial call came from someone in a nearby house who thought they heard a crash and saw a driver slumped over in a grey sedan.

When officers arrived they discovered the man was deceased and the car was still running.

Anyone with information call St. Petersburg Police .

Report 2018-047284

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Update: Man Found Dead in Car

New information:
The victim , an adult man, was shot.

Also , the initial call came from someone in a nearby house who thought they heard a crash and saw a driver slumped over in a grey sedan.
When police officers arrived, the car’s engine was still running.

Anyone with information please call St. Petersburg Police .

I will send out any additional information via media alert as soon as it becomes available.

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Also , the call came in from someone who thought the heard a crash and noticed the driver was slumped over Police are investigating a man found dead in a car in the 100 block of 38th St. North.

At approximately 9:15 P.m., a driver called police to say a grey sedan hit her car and the driver was slumped over.

When officers arrived they discovered the man was deceased.

No other details are available as the investigation is in its preliminary stages.
PIO will be on scene shortly.
Report 2018-047284