St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-045672
Date of original release: 12-21-20

Death Investigation

Updated on 12-22-20 at 8:26 a.m.

Victim: Antonio Martez Long, DOB 12/27/1990

Arrested: Javier L. Evans, DOB 09/19/1996

Through the investigation, detectives identified Javier Evans, as the suspect in yesterday's shooting death of Antonio Long. The two men knew each other, and Long had allowed Evans to stay at the house at 1743 Yale St. S. On December 21st, they had an altercation that led to the shooting.

Last night, at 11:27 p.m., Evans was charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

Javier Evans

Javier Evans

Updated on 12-21-20 at 8:23 p.m.

Victim: Antonio Long DOB 12/27/90

That's all the additional information we have to release.

Released on 12-21-20 at 2:05 p.m.

Today, at about 11:30 a.m., police responded to a call of a person shot at 1743 Yale St. S.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased adult man, inside the house at that address. The suspect fled the scene.

Police are actively investigating. No other information is available, at this time.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer