St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-012328
Date of original release: 04-30-24

Man Arrested with Gun on High School Campus

Release posted on 04-30-24 at 2:01 p.m.

St. Petersburg Police Officers arrested James Flournoy, (DOB 3-1-2005), age 19, on the Lakewood High School campus today for two counts of attempted murder in the 2nd degree for a shooting incident that occurred on April 3rd.

Flournoy fired at a car that had two people inside in the 3600 block of 38th Way South. The driver was struck and suffered a non-life-threatening injury, the passenger was not hurt.

Flournoy is not currently a student at Lakewood High School. He was on campus to register for the Lakewood Community School. When officers took him into custody on campus today, officers found a handgun and a felony amount of marijuana in his backpack. He also faces charges for possession of a weapon on school grounds and felony possession of marijuana.

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