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Subway shooting victim's purse found in waterway

Investigators have one more clue toward solving Thursday's robbery and shooting at a Subway sandwich shop in South Pasadena: The victim's purse was found Saturday in the Intracoastal Waterway off nearby Paradise Island.

Ann Marie Sherman's purse, taken during the robbery, was found in the water near 64 Dolphin Drive, just off the Treasure Island Causeway. Paradise Island is part of the city of Treasure Island.

The spot is about 2 miles east of the Subway restaurant where Sherman, 24, was shot to death during a Thursday evening robbery.

Authorities have charged a Brooklyn, N.Y., man with first-degree murder in the shooting but were still looking for the getaway driver late Saturday, said Pinellas sheriff's spokesman Cal Dennie.

Domino's in Pinellas Park

closes after morning fire

PINELLAS PARK _ A fire early Saturday damaged a Domino's Pizza restaurant at 6957 66th St.

Pinellas Park firefighters responded to a call at 3:45 a.m. and had the fire extinguished within 10 minutes. The restaurant was closed Saturday, and a nearby branch was accepting delivery orders. There was no damage estimate.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Lakewood High School girl

shot to death in her yard

ST. PETERSBURG _ A Lakewood High School student was shot to death by an acquaintance in her front yard Saturday night, police said.

Shaniqua Latisha Walker, who turned 16 a month ago, died at Bayfront Medical Center after being shot about 8 p.m. at 2700 Ninth St., said police spokesman Bill Doniel.

She was shot by a male acquaintance, 19 or 20 years old, who left the scene in a car, Doniel said. Detectives were looking for him late Saturday and were interviewing witnesses.

Police cordoned off the house at 27th Avenue S and M. L. King (Ninth) Street for hours.

Cyclist killed in bus

wreck was Seffner man

TAMPA _ The motorcyclist who died when he collided with a school bus Friday morning was a 21-year-old Seffner man, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Richard F. Taylor, of 706 Camilla Court, was killed when a Hillsborough County school bus turned in front of him about 6:40 a.m. Friday. Taylor was speeding when the accident occurred, and the bus driver may have made an illegal turn, authorities said. No charges have been filed.

Fishing boat finds

man's body in gulf

BRADENTON _ The body of a man wearing nothing but his underwear was found Saturday 40 miles west of Anna Maria Island.

U.S. Coast Guard officials said the body was discovered by the crew of a fishing boat at 2:40 p.m. They said the body would be turned over to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, which will investigate the death and attempt to determine the man's identity.

An autopsy was planned.

_ The Sarasota Herald-Tribune contributed to this report.

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