Saturday, April 21, 2018
Public safety

Man shot at St. Petersburg nightclub dies at hospital

A man who police say was shot last week during a fight at a St. Petersburg nightclub died at the hospital Saturday.

Police responded Monday to a reported brawl involving 20 to 30 people at the Hollywood Nites Club at 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S. When police arrived just after 1 a.m., the fight was over and the patrons who had stuck around spoke little about what had happened.

Shortly after, Doncaro Keion Small, 32, drove himself to the hospital. Small underwent surgery at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for a gunshot wound to the chest.

Doctors initially thought the wound was not life-threatening, but early Saturday Small suffered a "medical episode," police said, and died at the hospital.

Police made no arrests in the initial investigation.

Detectives are now investigating the shooting as a murder and are looking for help from the public.

Anyone with information is urged to call (727) 892-4536 or St. Petersburg police at (727) 893-7780.

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