Release updated on October 4, 2021 at 2:34 p.m.
On 10/02/2021 SPPD officers arrested Michael Anthony Peak Jr. (DOB 08-09-1989) in the 5400 block of Burlington AV N. He faces one charge of 2nd degree murder for the shooting death of Eric Thornhill Chavis on 7/5/21.
Release posted on July 5, 2021 at 8:06 a.m.
At 3:37 a.m., St. Petersburg Police received a call about a person shot outside in the parking lot of Leanne's Rental Hall , 1566 16th Street South. There was a large crowd of 100-150 gathered at that location.
When police arrived they found 27-year-old Eric Thornhill Chavis (double last name) , DOB 7-12-93, of St. Petersburg, had been shot. He suffered critical injuries and officers administered first aid until rescue arrived. The victim later died at the hospital.
Detectives ask anyone with information please call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD and your tip to TIP 411.
Additional information will be released through Media Alert as it becomes available.
St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer