Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

St. Pete teen arrested in Martin Luther King Jr. Day shooting death

Police arrested a St. Petersburg teen on charges he shot a man in the back of the head on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Charles Diego Dorns Jr., 17, was already in the Pinellas County Jail on several robbery charges when police arrested him in the Jan. 20 homicide, authorities said.

On that day, in the 1900 block of 20th Street S, detectives said a man came up behind Arsenio Brinson, 26, and shot him in the back of the head with a handgun and ran off.

Brinson died at the scene.

Officers also found a second victim at the scene who had been shot below his waist. He was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with injuries that were not life threatening.

Detectives were still trying to determine the motive for the shooting.

St. Pete teen arrested in Martin Luther King Jr. Day shooting death 04/24/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. A breakdown of the proposed new state budget by the Florida Association of Counties.
  2. Gradebook podcast: Budgets, pre-k, achievement gap and more


    As classes let out across Florida, school district leaders continue to analyze how they're going to balance their budgets given the constraints proposed by state lawmakers.  Reporter Jeff Solochek and editor Tom Tobin discuss the concerns district finance officials are raising as they look at the budget while …

  3. Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs


    WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster."

    John Boehner said he's been friends with Trump for 15 years, but still has a hard time envisioning him as president.
  4. Veto community college budget cuts, St. Petersburg College leader urges Gov. Scott


    The president of St. Petersburg College is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to veto a proposed budget cut that slashes community college funding in a time of declining enrollment and tuition revenue.

    Dr. Bill Law of SPC
  5. Mulberry teens, 15 and 18, killed in Plant City when car runs red light, FHP says


    MULBERRY — Crisis counselors were at Mulberry High School Friday after three teenagers with connections to the Polk County school were in a Plant City crash Thursday that killed a brother and sister and critically injured their cousin, a senior who was scheduled to graduate that same evening.

    Pepe Salgado