Monday, April 23, 2018
Public safety

Police search for man suspected of killing woman in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Police were searching Monday for a man who is suspected of shooting into a car, killing one woman.

Morris Vernell Hires III, 18, was suspected of killing 21-year-old Felicia Vickers Friday.

Here's how St. Petersburg police describe the incident:

Vickers was in a car with several other people, and they stopped at Hires' house to buy some drugs. When they pulled up to 535 26th Ave. S, one of the people in the car got into a fight with Hires.

Hires pulled out a handgun and fired into the car. A bullet hit Vickers.

The driver went to Bayfront Medical Center, dropped off Vickers and left before police arrived.

Vickers was rushed into the hospital, where she died at about 3 p.m. Friday.

Police were searching for Hires, who was described as black, 5-foot-7-inches tall, about 135 pounds and has a tattoo on his right forearm with the letters "MOE" surrounded in flames. He also goes by the names Antonio Baker and Malcolm Myey.

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