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Police: One arrested, one at large after Clearwater shooting

CLEARWATER — One man is under arrest, and a suspect is at large after police say the pair shot at others during a verbal dispute over money Sunday.

Police say this is what happened:

Jordan Shay Cecil, 19, of Clearwater and another man in his 20s, who was unidentified by police, had a verbal dispute with Nicholas Pepper, 20, and Jonathan Tarabocchia, 20. Pepper and Tarabocchia, both of Palm Harbor, called 911 and said Cecil and the unidentified man had shot at them.

Police quickly found the vehicle described by the victims and chased it when it sped off. After less than a minute, the vehicle — a stolen Dodge Durango — crashed on North Betty Lane, and two passengers fled on foot.

Cecil was arrested at the Clearwater Country Club. Police are searching for the second suspect.

Police found a stolen .380 caliber firearm and .32 caliber firearm in the vehicle.

Cecil was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, armed robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest without violence and using a firearm in commission of a felony.

Police said the victims and suspects are associates who were involved in a dispute over money.

Police: One arrested, one at large after Clearwater shooting 12/28/09 [Last modified: Monday, December 28, 2009 11:04am]
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