FOR GUN WOUNDS
Police are investigating a shooting at 4401 Fairfield Ave. S on Tuesday night that sent two people to Bayfront Medical Center with gunshot wounds. The names of the wounded were not released. No one had been arrested late Tuesday. One of the people was shot in the arm and the other in the side, said Lt. William Kornineck. "Right now we're trying to piece it all together," he said.
Man killed trying to help brother
Willie Cherry III intervened early Monday as his younger brother Adrian was robbed at gunpoint outside a sandwich shop. The move cost him his life, police said. Cherry, 21, of 8520 N Semmes St. was shot in the chest about 3:30 a.m. and died in the parking lot behind Salem's Gyros and Subs on East Hillsborough Avenue. Police describe the shooter as a 23-year-old black male, about 5 feet 8 and 190 pounds. He was armed with a chrome .380 caliber pistol, police said. He left with three other men in a dark red, quad-cab Dodge Ram pickup truck with a full-size silver toolbox. One passenger, a 5-foot-8 black male in his 20s, had shoulder-length dreadlocks, wore all black and was armed with an Uzi.
Judge denies bail to Moroccan
U.S. District Judge James Whittemore ruled Tuesday that Karim Moussaoui must stay in jail until his sentencing July 14 for a gun-possession conviction. Moussaoui, a 28-year-old University of South Florida graduate from Morocco, was found guilty last week of violating federal law by handling a rifle at a gun range. His attorney argued Tuesday that he should be free on bail pending the sentencing. But a prosecutor said there would be little to prevent Moussaoui from escaping to Morocco.
not ready to return
Victoria Lindsay will not be returning to public school after an incident in which six other girls have been accused of videotaping a beating of the 16-year-old Mulberry High cheerleader. While a week has passed since the pummeling, Lindsay is still recovering from a concussion.
Band volunteer faces sex charges
A 22-year-old volunteer high school band coach has been arrested on charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with two 15-year-old girls, both band members at Palm Harbor University High School. Ryan C. Wilborn of Clearwater met the girls through a relative, then developed relationships with each through the school, according to detectives. Wilborn was arrested on one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious battery Monday. He was released on $40,000 bail. School records show Wilborn logged seven hours this fall assisting the percussion section of the band.