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Two killed, two hurt in four separate St. Petersburg shootings

ST. PETERSBURG — The night's first shooting started with an argument between two brothers over a $5 car wash debt.

Police say that's what prompted Jerry Daniels, 35, to shoot and kill his older brother Perry at their Coquina Key home about 10:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Before dawn Thursday, three more people were shot in the city: A man fixing his motorcycle was shot in the back during a robbery attempt. Another man wandered into a hospital with a gunshot wound, but refused to explain his injury. Both are still alive.

About 5 a.m. Thursday, Jamilyn Baker, 30, was shot several times and killed while in a car with three other people who were trying to buy drugs, police said.

None of the shootings are connected, police said.

The finally tally from the night: one man arrested, two people killed, two others wounded.

Police say Jerry Daniels confessed to shooting his 38-year-old brother outside their home at 4285 Trout Drive SE. He was arrested on a charge of second degree murder.

The pair's younger sister, Robbie Daniels, said the shooting was a byproduct of an argument and that she didn't think Jerry should have been arrested.

She wasn't there at the time, but she said many family members are still reeling over the recent death of their mother.

About an hour later, 26-year-old Shimoda Williams was fixing his motorcycle in the parking lot of his apartment at 596 79th Terrace N when two men approached him in a robbery attempt, police said. When Williams ran, someone fired a shotgun, striking him in the back. He was in critical but stable condition at Bayfront Medical Center.

A few hours later, at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Rhyan Fox, 24, walked into St. Petersburg General Hospital with a gunshot wound. Officers responded, but he refused to cooperate, police said.

At 5 a.m. Thursday, a drug deal went bad in the 1800 block of 21st Street S and claimed another life, police said. Jamilyn Baker, 30, a Pinellas Park resident, was shot while inside the car, police said.

Times researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report.

Two killed, two hurt in four separate St. Petersburg shootings 03/20/08 [Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2008 11:29am]
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