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Clearwater police arrest woman in connection with shooting outside apartment complex

CLEARWATER — Police have arrested one of two people they say robbed and shot a man outside the Coachman Creek Apartments earlier this week.

Detectives got a tip that Emily Burgos, 25, was at a house in the 1400 block of Overlea Street. They arrested her at about 9:20 p.m. Friday, said Elizabeth Watts, the city's public safety spokeswoman.

Police searched Burgos' residence and found a gun hidden in the attic, concealed with paper towels, according to an arrest affidavit.

Burgos and Timothy Lamar Miller, 39, are accused of robbing and shooting the unidentified victim Thursday morning while the trio was in a white 1997 Toyota Camry outside the complex at 2625 State Road 590.

Burgos was in the driver's seat of the Camry when Miller pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim, according to an arrest affidavit.

She demanded money from the victim and when the man said he didn't have any, Miller shot him in the abdomen, the affidavit states.

Burgos and Miller then drove away.

The victim made his way toward a nearby Mobil gas station, where a bystander saw him bleeding.

He was treated and released from a local hospital, officials said.

Police don't believe the shooting was random.

Detectives were still looking Saturday for Miller, who they considered armed and dangerous.

Records show Miller spent almost 12 years in prison and was convicted of aggravated assault, firing a weapon into a vehicle or building, assault on an officer, cocaine possession and grand theft of a firearm. He was last released from state prison in July.

Burgos was convicted of two counts of battery in 2006. In August, she was accused of driving her boyfriend away from a Bank of America he had just robbed of $1,400, then helping him clean the dye-stained money at a Largo coin laundry. A charge of accessory against Burgos is still pending in court.

Burgos faces a charge of armed robbery in connection with the incident this week.

She was held in Pinellas County Jail on Saturday in lieu of $50,000 bail. She entered a plea of not guilty.

Anyone with more information about the case was asked to call police at (727)562-4242.

Clearwater police arrest woman in connection with shooting outside apartment complex 12/31/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:52pm]
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