Police Say Verbal Dispute Over Parking Spot in Clearwater Ends in Fatal Shooting


Investigators from Clearwater Police are investigating a shooting that killed one man. They say 31 year-old Derek Omasta was shot and killed by 26 year-old Deshon Powers.

Clearwater Police responded to a call of a shooting at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 1133 Grove St.

The Clearwater Police Department, in a media release, stated that a verbal dispute between two men over a parking spot turned violent when Powers obtained a gun from inside a residence and shot Omasta.

Omasta died shortly after being taken to Morton Plant Hospital.

26 year- old Deshon Power facing murder charges

Powers has been charged with first-degree murder and was taken to the Pinellas County Jail.



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