Man arrested in St. Petersburg shooting

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A man has been arrested in the Saturday morning shooting in St. Petersburg near All Children’s Hospital.

  • Malcolm DiPina, 22, was arrested and charged with manslaughter
  • Police said DiPina shot Scott Franklin, 41, after a verbal argument
  • DiPina turned himself in on Saturday

According to St. Petersburg police, Scott Franklin, 41, was traveling home from work in the area of 6th Avenue South and 6th Street South.

Surveillance footage allegedly showed two or three vehicles following Franklin. The vehicles then stop at the intersection.

Malcolm DiPina was inside one of the vehicles. According to police, Franklin got into a verbal argument with DiPina due to one of the vehicles cutting off the other.

The vehicles then continued west before turning northbound onto 6th Street South.  Both vehicles stopped again. The incident escalated and DiPina shot Franklin.

DiPina and his friends fled the scene, according to police.

Later on Saturday, DiPina went to the St. Petersburg Police Department and turned himself in.

DiPina was arrested and charged with manslaughter and booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

Bay News 9 – local-news

May 1, 2016 |

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