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3 arrested after drive-by shooting, Clearwater crash

CLEARWATER — Three men were arrested and another remained at large after a drive-by shooting that ended with a car crashing into a building Sunday night, authorities said.

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies saw shots being fired from a 2007 Kia at Ulmerton Road and 119th Street N about 9 p.m.

A bullet hit Jeffrey Kenneth Dixon, 21, in the upper right thigh. He was taken to Largo Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover.

Deputies said the Kia fled with four people inside. The deputies started a pursuit, but the vehicle didn't stop.

At one point, deputies used stop sticks to deflate the Kia's right front tire. The vehicle continued on, and while making a right turn onto Fairmont Street, it struck the Green Market at 1701 N Fort Harrison Ave., deputies said. It damaged a plywood display outside the building.

After the crash, one passenger fled. Deputies arrested the driver, 18-year-old Deotrist Berrien of Largo, on a charge of fleeing arrest. Passengers Orian Reckley and Craig Gordon, both 19 and of Clearwater, face charges of marijuana possession.

Deputies said they found two handguns that were thrown from the Kia during the chase. The investigation is ongoing, and the search for a fourth suspect continues.

3 arrested after drive-by shooting, Clearwater crash 05/30/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 30, 2011 10:43pm]
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