On June, 30, 2021, detectives with the Gulfport Police Department arrested 20 year old, Ter’on Jerome Forrester, on charges for written threats to kill or conduct a mass shooting, a second degree felony (F.S.S 836.10).
On Saturday, 06/26/21, Ter’on Forrester posted a public video to a social media platform which depicted him holding an AR-15 style pistol, equipped with an extended magazine inserted and with a scope attached. The safety was off. Forrester pointed the firearm at a busy roadway and parking lot, where two fully marked Gulfport Police Department vehicles were parked and where civilian vehicles and two PSTA buses passed through the barrel and scopes line of sight. The video was captioned “bored af” “got 40 fa dey ass” followed by a laughing with tears of joy emoji face. The video was taken from Forrester’s backyard at 4800 15th Ave S, St Petersburg, FL.
Gulfport detectives, with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies, located and arrested Forrester. Forrester was issued a Risk Protection Order, which is designed to enhance public safety by restricting firearm and ammunition possession by a person who poses a danger to himself/herself or others. The firearm used in this incident was recovered by law enforcement during the investigation.
The firearm did not belong to Forrester; however, he did have access to it. The firearm was purchased legally.
Forrester is currently being held in the Pinellas County Jail with a $10,000 bond.
VIDEO OF POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA
4800 15th Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33711