Chaz Bynum in Custody and Charged with Murder in Monday Night’s Shooting


St. Petersburg investigators are at the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Rajax Meat Market at 2327 MLK St. S.

The victim has been identified as 19 year-old Emmanuel Isaiah Sims.

According to St. Petersburg Police, Sims and two others were in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Rajax Meat Market, 2327 MLK St. S at approximately 6:35 p.m.

They made contact with a person known to Sims.  That person fired at the vehicle and wounded Sims. Fire rescue responded but Sims was pronounced dead at the scene, shortly before 7 p.m.

The other two people in the vehicle were not injured. Detectives are also interviewing other witnesses in the area.

On Tuesday afternoon, St. Petersburg Police announced that a first degree murder warrant has been issued for 18 year-old Chaz Bynum, in connection with the shooting and killing of Emmanuel Isaiah Sims.

Chaz Bynum turned himself into police Tuesday evening without incident.

Anyone having information on Bynum’s whereabouts, please contact the St Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780, or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411 or message the department’s Facebook account.





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