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22-year-old accidentally shoots acquaintance in St. Petersburg, police say

The 18-year-old shooting victim has life-threatening injuries.
A booking mug of Sir Richard Evans from a burglary arrest in October 2019.
A booking mug of Sir Richard Evans from a burglary arrest in October 2019. [ Pinellas County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Nov. 25, 2019
Updated Nov. 26, 2019

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.