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$10000 Reward Offered


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the St. Petersburg Police Department are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a double murder that occurred on January 21st this year. Flyer attached.

At 9:41 p.m. police responded to shots fired on 34th Street South at 18th Avenue South. Officers discovered three adult men shot inside a car in the northbound curb lane of 34th Street South, just south of 18th Avenue South.

Roger Lee Ford,Jr., DOB 8-11-76, and Tywan Jeremiah Armstrong, DOB 8-3-79, were pronounced deceased at the hospital. The third victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

When officers arrived there were about 100 people gathered in the parking lot on the corner. We urge anyone who saw/heard anything that could help solve this case, please call St. Petersburg Police at 893-7780 or text SPPD +your tip to TIP411.

Report 2019-003085