Man, 21, fatally shot in Palm Harbor

Editor's note: Correction notice appended

PALM HARBOR — Deputies were trying to identify a suspect Sunday they said had fatally shot a man after an altercation.

The victim was identified as Austin Bradley Childers, 21, of Palm Harbor. Deputies said they were still seeking a suspect.

Deputies had arrived at 3541 Rolando Drive, near Belcher and Curlew roads, at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

It was unclear what led to the shooting, but deputies said the victim had been involved in a verbal dispute earlier in the evening. An investigation is under way.

CORRECTION: The victim was identified as Austin Bradley Childers, 21, of Palm Harbor. Information originally provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office included an incorrect name.

Man, 21, fatally shot in Palm Harbor 01/02/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 3, 2011 12:08pm]

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