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

(727) 893-7550
police.stpete.org

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Report number: 2021-012489
Date of original release: 10-14-21

Homicide Arrest

Release posted on 10-14-21 at 11:42 a.m.

St. Petersburg Police Detectives have arrested Tyron Byron Jackasal (DOB 07/04/2000) for the shooting death of Emily Grot (DOB 11/11/1985) on April 4, 2021.

At 10:50 p.m. April 4, there was an informal gathering with several people at Wildwood Park, 1000 28th St. S. Detectives believe Jackasal fired shots in the Wildwood parking lot. A bullet struck Emily Grot while she was seated inside a car.

Investigators do not believe Grot was the intended victim.

Jackasal was charged with murder in the second degree Wednesday evening. He was already in the Pinellas County Jail on unrelated charges.

Tyron Byron Jackasal

Tyron Byron Jackasal

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