St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-040918
Date of original release: 11-14-20

Suspect Arrested After Shooting

Update on 11-14-20 at 4:01 pm

The suspect, John F. Grant, is facing one charge of Murder in the 2nd Degree. Please find his mugshot attached.

Released on 11-14-20 at 1:03 p.m.

SPPD arrested John F. Grant (DOB 08/28/1996) after a shooting at the Food Max store, located at 1400 18th Ave. S, around 3:15am this morning.

The victim, Deauntazies L. Ramsey (DOB 6/6/1994), and Grant were known to each other. During an argument Grant shot Ramsey in the Food Max parking lot. Ramsey was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation into the shooting is still active. If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to call detectives at 727-893-7780 or anonymous tips can be sent by texting the letters SPPD and the tips to TIP-411.

John Grant

John F. Grant

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