Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Woman injured in drug-related shooting near St. Petersburg, authorities say


Woman hurt in apparent drug transaction

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was investigating a drug-related shooting that happened Sunday morning near St. Petersburg. A woman, whose name was not released, was shot in her upper body about 3:30 a.m. near the 2600 block of 40th Avenue N, the Sheriff's Office said. She was in critical condition Sunday night. The woman, who is in her late 20s or early 30s, was with other people who came to that area to buy drugs, detectives said. The assailant was still at large, authorities said. No other details were released.


Man accused of firing into crowd

An escalating fight culminated with a man firing into a crowd Saturday night, authorities said. Byron G. Showers III, 20, of Tampa got into an argument around 10 p.m. at 1505 130th Ave. E, which is west of the James A. Haley VA Medical Center, an arrest affidavit shows. The argument turned into a fistfight. After the fight, Showers armed himself with a handgun and recognized someone in a crowd. He fired into the crowd, striking more than one victim, the affidavit shows. It did not name the victims or detail their injuries. Showers fled in a Pontiac Grand Am, the affidavit said, but deputies located it a few blocks away. He was arrested and faces two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He posted $4,000 bail and was released from Hillsborough County Jail. The affidavit lists Showers as a member of the Drak Boys gang.

Today's meeting


Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall, 201 Howell Ave.

Woman injured in drug-related shooting near St. Petersburg, authorities say 11/20/11 [Last modified: Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Memorial service sparks wistful memories for daughter of slain Hillsborough deputy

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — As the somber notes of "Taps" sounded in a stiff breeze, Sherri Longway thought about her father.

Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee, far left, stands with his hand over his heart along with others during the HCSO's annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in the Ybor City area Tampa. Sheriff David Gee along with dignitaries and members of the sheriff's office paid tribute to members of the Sheriff's Office who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
  2. Editorial: Super Bowl yardsticks for bay area


    From the moment they arrive, Super Bowl fans returning to Tampa for the NFL title game in 2021 will see and experience an entirely new Tampa Bay region. Whether it's the expanded airport, the growing universities and thriving downtowns or the new entertainment destinations and incubators for business, visitors will feel …

    From the moment they arrive, Super Bowl fans returning to Tampa for the NFL title game in 2021 will see and experience an entirely new Tampa Bay region.
  3. Convicted murderer whose release Pam Bondi fears will stay behind bars

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A former Tampa police officer convicted in 1980 of murdering a security guard will not be released from prison after a parole hearing that Attorney General Pam Bondi said could have put her at risk.

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi arrives for an injunction hearing at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Tampa, regarding William Norman Wilkes, the man she alleges has been stalking her. On Wednesday, the Florida Commission on Offender Review is set to consider whether to let Charles Norman, a former Tampa police officer convicted of murder, will seek his possible release. Bondi says Norman has sent her threats. "He is a menace to society and needs to remain behind bars," Bondi said.   [Loren Elliott | Tampa Bay Times]
  4. Romano: On this education bill, you decide who is evil


    The political ramifications are not lost on Kristine Benson.

    Six-year-old Chase Benson was born with down syndrome and autism. He attends a private school in Palm Harbor through a Gardiner Scholarship. [Photo courtesy of Kris Benson]
  5. St. Petersburg police team with federal agencies to crack down on gun and drug offenders (w/video)


    ST. PETERSBURG — Police say Raymond Adams, 29, jumped a fence to break into a home in the 800 block of 51st Street Avenue S.

    Some of the guns confiscated during an eight month firearms, drug trafficking, and violent crime operation dubbed the St. Petersburg Violent Crime Reduction Initiative were on display Wednesday, 5/24/17 at the St. Petersburg Police Department.  Federal charges have been filed against 35 individuals and state charges have been filled against 9 individuals in St. Petersburg. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times