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Shooting Investigation


The victim has died of his injuries.

Victim: Me'Arri M. Melton, DOB 4-1-2000, of St. Petersburg.

Police are still actively investigating.

20th Avenue South between 48th and 49th Street remains closed to traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Petersburg Police, 727-893-7780 or text SPPD plus your tip to TIP411.

Report 2019-023600

-Previous release

Police Officers are investigating a shooting that happened just before 8:30.

A 19 year old man was shot somewhere in the 4800 block of 20th Avenue South.

He made it to a nearby home where paramedics were called. He is now in critical condition.