An armed robbery at the Jamestown Apartments late Wednesday night ended in gunfire, with both the suspect and victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
Deltonia M. Clary Jr., 20, will be charged with attempted homicide and armed robbery once he is released from the hospital, according to St. Petersburg Police.
Police said they responded to 1212 Burlington Ave. N. around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after multiple calls of shots fired. After arriving, officers located one person who had suffered gunshot wounds. A second person later arrived at a local hospital emergency room.
Based on witness statements, Clary Jr. is suspected of attempting to commit
armed robbery on 20-year-old Shawn E. Enwright. During this attempted armed robbery, Clary Jr. and Enwright exchanged gunfire, police said.
According to Lieutenant Antonio Gilliam, both men were shot in the process and are recovering at a local hospital. Upon release from the hospital, Clary Jr. will be transported to the Pinellas County Jail.
Last week in Mayor Bill Foster's "Foster's Forecast", he talked about the improvements to the Jamestown Apartments:
"The city of St. Petersburg developed and owns a unique residential complex close to downtown for low and middle income residents, Jamestown Townhomes and Apartments. It is named after the longtime community activist, Chester James, and was built in a neighborhood once known as Methodist Town.
The 76-unit complex features a variety of one to four bedroom rental residences with green space, pedestrian walkways, lighting and bicycle paths. A city park with an updated playground is adjacent to the development, along with the Dwight Jones Neighborhood Center.
The city recently completed a $395,000 renovation at Dwight Jones Center, including a new HVAC system, new doors, new ceilings and energy efficient light fixtures, repainting and courtyard improvements.
Now, the city is embarking on a phase-by-phase renovation of the older residential units at the complex. Eight units are receiving new energy-efficient HVAC units, new kitchens, bathroom fixtures and energy-efficient windows, laminate floors, electrical improvements, drywall replacement and new paint throughout."
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