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Man dies in St. Petersburg shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police were investigating a death on Fairfield Avenue late Monday night.

At the scene, officers found DeJuan Beacham, 23, with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was later pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Police say Beachum of St. Petersburg had tried to rob Shawn J. Dillman, 32, during an alleged drug transaction. The two men fought over a firearm that Beachum had, and Beachum ended up being shot and killed.

No charges have been filed against Dillman, but the investigation is ongoing.

Police had blocked off Fairfield Avenue from 27th Street to 28th Street S.

This story has been changed to reflect the following correction: The St. Petersburg man who was killed in a Monday night shooting was DeJuan Beacham, 23. His name was misspelled in a story Tuesday.

Man dies in St. Petersburg shooting 11/11/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:08pm]
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