St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023-001003
Date of original release: 01-08-23

Shooting Investigation

Release updated on 01-11-23 at 3:56 p.m.

Attempted Homicide Arrest

Today St. Petersburg Police arrested Marquiel Lamonte Anderson, DOB 8-12-99, for the shooting of a 38 year- old man at Fossil Park on January 8, 2023. His booking photo is attached.

Anderson is charged with attempted murder in the 2nd degree and two counts of violation of probation.

On January 8th, at about 8:15 PM, the victim was at the basketball courts at Fossil Park, when a physical altercation broke out between the victim and several players. The victim pulled a gun from his bag to disperse the fight. After the victim retreated, Anderson went to his car and returned with a gun and shot the victim.

The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Marquiel Anderson

Marquiel Anderson

Release updated on 01-09-23 at 2:16 p.m.

The victim, a 36- year- old man, remains in critical but stable condition.

Investigators would like to speak to several men who left the park in a white car, as they may have information about what happened.

White vehicle


Release posted on 01-08-23 at 9:13 p.m.

At about 8:15 PM police were called to Fossil Park, 6635 Dr. MLK St. N., for shots fired.

The victim, a man in his 30's, was near the basketball courts when he got into an altercation that resulted in shots being fired. The victim was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages. No one is in custody. I don't anticipate any additional information released until Monday morning.

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