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Police name suspect in slaying of man at BP station Friday

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have identified the man they say shot and killed 21-year-old Caleb Scott early Friday at the BP station at 2753 Fifth Avenue S.

Damon D. Ford, 20, pulled a gun on Scott after they argued in the doorway of the station just after midnight Thursday, police said. Ford shot Scott multiple times in the torso, according to police. Scott was transported to Bayfront Health Center, where he died early Friday.

Police have not said whether the two knew each other before the encounter.

Ford is described as black, 5 foot 7 and slim with a dreadlock hairstyle. He has a "D Ford" tattoo on his left forearm, the word "Solver" on his left hand, the word "Problem" on his right hand the word "Trap" on his right arm.

Ford has a juvenile record that includes arrests for residential burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon or firearm, but records show those charges were dropped.

Police are still looking for Ford and issued a warrant Tuesday charging him with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information on Ford's whereabouts can contact Detective Kenny Miller at (727) 214-4536 or the non-emergency number, (727) 893-7780, or by using Text-A-Tip at (727) 420-8911 or leaving a confidential tip at (727) 892-5000.

Police name suspect in slaying of man at BP station Friday 10/08/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:13pm]
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