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Man arrested in fatal shooting in St. Pete Home Depot parking lot, police say

A dispute between two men ended with Nathan Tyler being shot multiple times, according to St. Petersburg police.
 
Laroy Jerrell Williams, 25, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, according to St. Petersburg police.
Laroy Jerrell Williams, 25, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, according to St. Petersburg police. [ Courtesy of St. Petersburg Police Department ]
Published Feb. 4, 2020|Updated Feb. 4, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG — A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and accused of shooting and killing a man in a Home Depot parking lot after arguing with him days earlier, according to St. Petersburg police.

Laroy Jerrell Williams, of St. Petersburg, faces a charge of second-degree murder. Court records show he had never been arrested in Pinellas County for a violent crime before.

Nathan Tyler, a 29-year-old veteran who had just moved back to Florida, died in Saturday’s shooting.

Nathan Tyler as a child, pictured with his cousin Rachel Nuzzo and his younger brother. Their family would go to North Carolina often.
Nathan Tyler as a child, pictured with his cousin Rachel Nuzzo and his younger brother. Their family would go to North Carolina often. [ Courtesy of Rachel Nuzzo ]

Police said the two men agreed to meet in the Home Depot parking lot at 2300 22nd Ave. N because of an ongoing dispute.

Tyler walked up to Williams’ car at about 10:30 p.m. Williams was sitting in the driver’ seat when he then shot Tyler multiple times, according to the arrest report. Tyler was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A police spokeswoman would not say what the two men were fighting about, saying it was part of an ongoing investigation.

Editor’s Note: Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this story said this incident occurred at the Tyrone area Home Depot. The location is another Home Depot on 22nd Avenue N.