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Arrest made following murder at a shooting outside club on Gandy Boulevard

Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating a shooting homicide outside the Emporium Lounge in the 10300 block of Gandy Boulevard in Unincorporated St. Petersburg.

It occurred at approximately 4:13 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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Investigators say there was a large altercation inside the Emporium Lounge which, at the time, was holding several hundred patrons. Large groups of people, including the victim, exited the club and were gathered in the parking lot.

The shooter was leaving in his vehicle when he opened fire striking the victim, 24 year-old Jametric Facyson.

Facyson was was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Shortly after the shooting, police and fire rescue responded to a vehicle crash southbound I-275 near the 54th Avenue N exit ramp. The driver of the crashed SUV was 32 year-old Gai Marwil of Largo. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies have charged Gai Marwil of Largo with 1st degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200.

The investigation is ongoing.


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