Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pinellas Park police search for shooter prompts lockdowns at two schools

A home invasion robbery and shooting in Pinellas Park sent a man to the hospital and put two schools on lockdown Thursday morning, authorities said.

Just after 10, officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of 52nd Street N and found a man with a gunshot wound in his left arm.

Pinellas Park police said the man, who is in his 70s, was doing some home improvement work as he planned to rent the home soon. The man stood in his side yard when a man walked up, talking on his cell phone.

The man convinced the homeowner to show him the inside of the home. Once inside, he pulled out a gun and demanded money, police said. The homeowner ran, and the man opened fire, police said.

The homeowner was taken to the hospital, and was in stable condition, police said.

Police and canine units scoured the area for an hour. During that time school officials placed two local schools, Pinellas Park Elementary School and Richard L. Sanders School, on a full lockdown, meaning classrooms doors were shut and no movement was allowed.

Police called off the search just before noon and lifted the lockdowns.

Pinellas Park police search for shooter prompts lockdowns at two schools 08/28/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:56pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rowdies shut out at Pittsburgh


    PITTSBURGH — The Rowdies lost their first USL game in nearly a month, 1-0 to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  2. Trump reveals that he didn't record Comey after all


    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI director James Comey, ending a monthlong guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he didn’t record his conversations with James Comey.
  3. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  4. Investigation Discovery TV show profiles 2011 Landy Martinez murder case


    The murder of a St. Petersburg man will be featured this week on a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery.

    Jose Adame sits in a Pinellas County courtroom during his 2016 trial and conviction for first-degree murder. Adame was convicted of first-degree murder last year for torturing and then executing his boyfriend as he pleaded for his life in 2011. Now it will be featured in a new true crime series Murder Calls on Investigation Discovery. The episode will air on June 26 at 9 p.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  5. Uhuru mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel protests exclusion from debate


    ST. PETERSBURG — Jesse Nevel, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement candidate for mayor, on Thursday demanded that he be allowed to participate in a July 25 televised debate between incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and challenger Rick Baker.

    Mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel holds a news conference outside the headquarters of the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday to protest his exclusion from the mayoral debate. Nevel is a member of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement.