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Clearwater man accused of shooting at Duke Energy worker

CLEARWATER — Deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting at a Duke Energy employee who was turning off the power at his apartment for non-payment, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

Corey Deshaun Richardson, 21, of Clearwater faces a charge of attempted murder.

About 1 p.m. Thursday, Michael Scott Kanorr, a Duke Energy employee, was turning off the power at apartment B at 15390 Verona Ave near Clearwater.

When Kanorr returned to his car, Richardson, who lives in apartment B, approached him and began to argue with him, the Sheriff's Office said.

During the confrontation, Kanorr noticed Richardson had a handgun in the waistband of his pants. Kanorr drove off "fearing for his safety," deputies said.

As he drove away, Kanorr peered at his rearview mirror and saw Richardson pull the gun from his waistband and shoot at the back of Kanorr's work truck, the Sheriff's Office said.

When Kanorr was a safe distance away, he called 911. Deputies arrived and arrested Richardson.

Deputies discovered a bullet hole in the driver's side rear tail light of the truck, and they also recovered the bullet. Kanorr was not hurt.

Richardson admitted to deputies that he shot at the truck, the Sheriff's Office said.

He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

Clearwater man accused of shooting at Duke Energy worker 01/23/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:27pm]
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