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Police arrest fourth teen in carjacking death

Jacques A. Hodges, 18, was driving the car that the teens used to get away, police said.

Jacques A. Hodges, 18, was driving the car that the teens used to get away, police said.

ST. PETERSBURG — Police charged a fourth teenager Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of Floyd Lassiter on May 10.

Police said Jacques A. Hodges, 18, was driving the car that Shirune Green, 19, his brother Gregory, 16, and Jahrez Walker, 17 used to flee after shooting Lassiter, 53, to death in his driveway.

Hodges used his grandfather's car to drive the three other teens, police said. He was charged with accessory after the fact and taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where he was held on $5,000 bail.

Shirune and Gregory Green are charged with first-degree murder. Walker was charged with being a principal to murder in the first degree.

Lassiter's keys were stolen during a home invasion the night before the shooting. Neighbors said Lassiter feared the thieves would return for his car, so he slept in it the night of May 9. Early the next morning, police said Shirune Green tried to steal the car and got into a fight with Lassiter. Gregory Green shot the man multiple times while Walker acted as a lookout, police said.

In a separate case, 18-year-old Keanu Washington was charged with burglary, false verification of ownership and dealing in stolen property after police said he tried to sell a necklace belonging to Lassiter's wife that was taken in the burglary.

Police arrest fourth teen in carjacking death 06/05/14 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:36pm]

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