A 25-year-old man was shot early Saturday during a robbery attempt, police said. Darryle Sams of Clearwater was shot once in the abdomen. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he was listed in serious condition Saturday.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder. The teen-ager's identity was not revealed because he is a juvenile.
The attempted robbery occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday at Engman Street and N Greenwood Avenue, police said. Dams was shot at close range with a sawed-off rifle.