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Arrest made in St. Petersburg drive-by shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting they say sparked a high-speed chase a week ago.

Shaquille McKinney, 18, of 3951 14th Ave. S is accused of wounding Christopher Watson Turner, 23, as he drove by 4830 10th Ave. S, shortly before 1 p.m. June 25.

Several officers responded to the area looking for the shooter, who was reported to be driving a burgundy Ford Mustang with a tan top. When officers saw the car nearby in the Childs Park area, police said, it sped away.

During the pursuit, an unmarked police cruiser driving on 40th Street S swerved to avoid a marked police unit approaching from a side street, police said.

The unmarked car struck a chain-link fence, two street signs and a fire hydrant before flipping. Officer J. VanHouten sustained minor injuries and was treated from Bayfront Medical Center and released.

Members of St. Petersburg police's street crimes unit spotted McKinney at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the Reserves apartment complex at 5800 Lynn Lake Drive S, according to a news release. He was arrested and faces charges of attempted third-degree murder, aggravated fleeing and eluding and possession of cocaine with intent to sell.

Police are investigating and said they haven't found the gun used in the incident.

Arrest made in St. Petersburg drive-by shooting 07/02/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2011 10:32pm]
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