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Shooting overnight in St. Petersburg leaves one dead and two others injured

St. Petersburg Police Department continues to investigate a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020. It occurred at 1301 MLK St. S as an officer on a directed patrol was informed that shots were fired just prior to his arrival at the location.

Shortly afterwards, victims started arriving at local hospitals with gunshot wounds.

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Resnick Hampton Jr., age 28, died and two others suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Christopher Hawkins, age 47, was arrested on a warrant, after he was treated for a graze wound.

SPPD strongly encourages anyone who has information about this shooting to contact them. You can call their non-emergency line at 727-893-7780 send them an anonymous message by texting “SPPD” to TIP-411.


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