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Suspect in shooting at Tarpon Springs Publix out of hospital, in jail

LARGO — The woman accused in the shooting death of a co-worker at the Tarpon Springs Publix was released from the hospital Thursday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Arunya Rouch, 41, arrived at the Pinellas County Jail about 3:30 p.m. and was being booked, said Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda.

Rouch faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Gregory Janowski, who was shot to death as he sat in his car in the Publix parking lot on March 30.

After shooting Janowski at close range, authorities said, Rouch went into the store at 40932 U.S. 19 N, chased some employees, then shot at police officers. A detective returned fire, wounding her.

She has been hospitalized since at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Rouch will likely be transferred to the jail's medical wing once she is booked, Barreda said.

She also faces two counts each of aggravated assault and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

People booked into the county jail on felony charges normally have their first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. the following day. But court records were not clear Thursday afternoon if Rouch would see a judge Friday.

Check back with This Just In for more details.

Suspect in shooting at Tarpon Springs Publix out of hospital, in jail 05/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:07pm]
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