ST. PETERSBURG — A 22-year-old man accidentally shot an acquaintance at 1819 23rd St. S Monday, police say.
The shooting took place at about 3 p.m. Investigators for the St. Petersburg police department say Sir Richard Evans shot an 18-year-old man by accident. The victim, whose name was not released, has life-threatening injuries and is in critical condition.
Evans is in police custody while police continue to investigate.
In 2017, Evans faced felony charges for carrying a concealed firearm and resisting an officer without violence. He pleaded guilty.
He was also charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle in 2018 and burglary in 2019. With the more recent charge, a police complaint alleges he smashed the glass window to a single family-style apartment at 6331 24th Street S and stole $4,000 in cash, car keys, car titles and other items. Those two cases are ongoing.