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Man charged with attempted murder in botched Largo robbery

LARGO — A Largo man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he shot a woman in the neck during a botched robbery.

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies say the incident happened about 7:10 p.m. Friday in the Coral Way neighborhood.

A deputy patrolling the area heard gunfire followed by the woman's screams. Authorities responded to 3744 135th Ave. N, where they found the victim, 30-year-old Brieonne Danielle Roiland of Largo.

Roiland, whose wounds from a 9 mm handgun were described as non-life-threatening, gave deputies the assailant's name and description, police affidavits show.

Deputies found the suspect, 19-year-old Trevon Lamar Griffin, running through a nearby field.

In addition to attempted murder, Griffin is being held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on charges of attempted armed robbery, discharging a firearm in public, resisting arrest without violence and marijuana possession.

Pinellas jail records show it was Griffin's fifth arrest since May on charges including drug possession, burglary, grand theft and leaving the scene of a crash.

A Bayfront hospital spokeswoman said the victim was released Sunday afternoon.

Man charged with attempted murder in botched Largo robbery 02/03/13 [Last modified: Sunday, February 3, 2013 10:18pm]
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