Sunday, May 27, 2018
Public safety

Teen shot several times in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A 17-year-old boy shot another teen in the face, arm and chest Tuesday near 59th Avenue S and 31st Street S, police said.

The violence erupted about 2 p.m., St. Petersburg police said, when Dallan Steven Bolden got into an argument with 17-year-old Abraham Jamal Kelty. Both teens, who know each other, live in St. Petersburg.

Bolden shot Kelty four times with a semiautomatic handgun near the entrance of the Ahali Place neighborhood, officers said.

Kelty, who was also carrying a gun, collapsed on the curb, police said. After a witness called 911, Kelty was taken in critical condition to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he underwent surgery Tuesday evening.

Bolden ran south to a friend's house at 6055 30th St. S. Police said a witness followed him there and alerted officers, who found the gun outside the home and arrested Bolden.

A woman who answered the door declined to speak to the Tampa Bay Times.

Bolden was charged with aggravated battery and taken to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center, police said. Both he and Kelty have been previously arrested on felony charges.

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