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Police release photo of suspect in St. Petersburg shooting death

The victim, 23, was pronounced dead at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Police released this image of a suspect in the shooting of Artez Deandre Davis, 23, on Saturday. Anyone with information was urged to call police at (727) 893-7780.
St. Petersburg Police released this image of a suspect in the shooting of Artez Deandre Davis, 23, on Saturday. Anyone with information was urged to call police at (727) 893-7780. [ St. Petersburg Police ]
Published Oct. 12, 2019
Updated Oct. 12, 2019

A 23-year-old man was shot Saturday in an alley in the 4700 block of 18th Ave. S in St. Petersburg, police said.

The man, identified as Artez Deandre Davis of St. Petersburg, was taken to Bayfront Health, where he later died.

Police released images of a suspect in the shooting. They say he was driving a dark blue or gray Toyota. Anyone with information on the identity of the person is urged to call St. Petersburg Police at (727) 893-7780.

Officers found Davis in a small dirt alleyway after receiving a 12:45 p.m phone call, said police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez.

By late afternoon, the neighborhood was swarming with police cars as detectives went door-to-door talking to possible witnesses. Yellow crime tape and orange cones blocked off surrounding streets.

Several neighbors said they heard at least five shots, and that Davis appeared to have suffered head and chest injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.