St. Petersburg Police Press Release

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


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2024-007332
Date of original release: 02-26-24

Hit and Run Pedestrian Fatality-Now being investigated as a Homicide

Release updated on 2-29-24 at 7:38 p.m.

Update: Homicide Arrest

Arrested: Tyree Gland 01-09-1990 (1st Degree Murder)

A short time ago, St. Petersburg Police detectives took Tyree Gland into custody without incident in the 1900 block of 3 Ave.N.

Gland was wanted for striking his brother, Taiwan Gland, with a car and killing him early Monday, February 26th.

No additional details will be released this evening.

Release updated on 2-28-24 at 4:45 p.m.

Accessory Charged in Homicide

We have several updates in the homicide case of Taiwan Gland(Sr).

Today, St. Petersburg Police arrested and charged Sebastian Williams, DOB 12-4-91, with accessory after the fact to 1st-degree murder. He was the passenger in the vehicle that struck and killed Taiwan Gland, early Monday, February 26th.

Tyree Gland continues to be the primary suspect in this case. He remains at large. A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $5000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest. The caller may remain anonymous. The flyer is attached.

Also attached, is a photo of the car that Tyree was last seen driving. It is a dark blue 2018 Cadillac ATS, with tag AT21AH.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Dept. at 727-893-7780, or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411.

Tyree Gland car

Tyree Gland vehicle

Tyree Gland flyer

Tyree Gland Crime Stopper flyer

Release updated on 2-28-24 at 9:46 a.m.

Police Seek Suspect in Homicide

The St. Petersburg Police Dept. is searching for Tyree Gland, DOB 1-9-90. A photo is attached. He is wanted for the murder of his brother, 35-year-old Taiwan Gland.

Early on the morning of February 26th, detectives believe Tyree intentionally struck Taiwan with a vehicle two times, killing him. It occurred on 7th Avenue South, near 12th Street South.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Dept. at 727-893-7780, or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411.

Tyree Gland

Tyree Gland

Release updated on 02-26-24 at 12:45 p.m.

Victim identified

The victim of the homicide at 7th Avenue South and 12th Street South has been identified as Taiwan James Gland (DOB 06/22/1988).

There is no further information at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Release updated on 02-26-24 at 9:41 a.m.

Hit and Run Pedestrian Fatality now being Investigated as a Homicide

The hit-and-run pedestrian fatality from overnight is now being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators determined that the vehicle driver deliberately struck the victim.

Release posted on 02-26-24 at 3:38 a.m.

At 2:39 a.m. police were called to an adult man who was lying in the intersection at 7th Ave. S. and 12 St. S. Rescue was called but he died at the scene.

Officers determined he was hit by an unknown vehicle. The intersection will be closed for several hours for the investigation.

Anyone with information should call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD plus their tip to TIP411.

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