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Two men charged in fatal shooting

Police charged two men Saturday with killing a 20-year-old man in a drive-by shooting.

James Issiah Boyd, 20, and Marvin Corouthers, 20, each were charged with one count of first-degree murder in the Friday night shooting death of Byron Clinton Dorsey, said Detective Glen Henry.

Henry said Dorsey of 4246 Second Ave. S was shot in the chest about 7:30 p.m. and died at Bayfront Medical Center. Police said they drove to the 1300 block of 11th Avenue S after hearing gunshots. They found Dorsey lying on the sidewalk.

Arrest affidavits said Boyd and Corouthers were passengers in a car that had driven the men to the 1300 block of 11th Avenue S to harm Carlos Green or any of his "associates."

A witness to the shooting said Boyd fired several shots and Corouthers fired at least twice, with bullets from both men's handguns striking Dorsey in the chest, said the affidavit filed by Detective J. J. Buggle. Acting Lt. David DeKay said the groups of men had an "ongoing argument," and the shooting may have been in retaliation.

Corouthers of 281 15th St. N was arrested at 7 a.m. Saturday, less than a half-hour after Green, 18, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a short-barrel shotgun. Green of 1245 11th Ave. S was in the Pinellas County Jail on Saturday in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Corouthers also was charged Saturday with three counts of violating his probation on charges of fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended or revoked license and having an improper tag. Corouthers and Boyd, who listed his address as 2508 Imlay Court S, were being held in the jail without bail.

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