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St. Petersburg police make third arrest in 2008 drug-related murder

ST. PETERSBURG — Police have arrested a third person in a 2008 drug-related murder, and investigators say they are still searching for a fourth suspect.

Tarvis Davis, 20, was arrested Friday on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with a Jan. 20, 2008, home invasion.

Mario Tomlinson, 21, was shot and killed when several people tried to break into his home at 3521 21st Ave. S, police said.

Davis is the first suspect police have identified as the shooter, said homicide Sgt. Terrell Skinner. Investigators believe a fourth suspect may also have shot Tomlinson, but they are not releasing his name.

Derrick Brendin-Tyler Greene, 20, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the case on July 22. Police say he was the getaway driver and that he admitted his involvement to police.

Torren S. McKinney, 22, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in April. She picked the target and recruited others to rob the house of drugs and money, police said. The suspects had bought drugs at the house earlier that day, police said.

A grand jury indicted Davis, of 308 Belleair Place in Clearwater, earlier this month. He is being held without bail in the Pinellas County jail.

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Anyone with information on the case can call
St. Petersburg police
at (727) 893-7164.

St. Petersburg police make third arrest in 2008 drug-related murder 07/27/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:35am]
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