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St. Peterburg police arrest 21-year-old man in fatal shooting

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested the man they said shot and killed a 32-year-old man inside his Bartlett Park apartment.

Ladarian Jaquail Huell, 21, was being held Friday on charges of second-degree murder, a felon in possession of a firearm and shooting a deadly missile into a house, according to jail records. He has a long history of arrests.

Police said a witness identified Huell as the man responsible for killing Jasper G. Williams, who died with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body.

The two men were arguing in the courtyard Thursday afternoon when the shooting started, police said.

Williams walked away uninjured but police said Huell returned and shot Williams dead inside his Park Terrace apartment, 674 22 Ave. S.

The conflict was likely drug-related, police said.

It was not immediately clear whether others were involved in the argument.

Earlier this year, Huell was charged with domestic battery and cocaine possession, jail records show. Since 2009, he has been arrested eight times and has been charged in burglaries and other drug-related incidents, records show.

St. Peterburg police arrest 21-year-old man in fatal shooting 07/29/11 [Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2011 11:34am]
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