St. Petersburg police have arrested two people in the death of a 32-year-old man who was shot on Friday, the agency announced.
Kevin Lassiter, 32, has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Derrick D. Mims. Lassiter’s uncle, 26-year-old Troy Lassiter, is facing a charge of being a principal to murder in the first degree.
Police responded to a call at 5:39 p.m. Friday that someone had been shot at the Baypointe Preserve apartments, 11901 4th Street North in St. Petersburg. When they arrived, they found Mims in the parking lot with a gunshot wound.
Mims was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Police believe Mims knew Kevin and Troy Lassiter and that the shooting was not random.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.