Man, 20, and teenage boy arrested for murder in fatal shooting in Clearwater

Posted at 6:54 AM, Apr 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-14 08:27:40-04

Clearwater police have arrested two males in connection with a fatal shooting in Clearwater Friday night.

Rafael Mercado Garcia, 20, and a 16-year-old boy, both of Largo, were charged with murder in the shooting death of Wayne M. Hamm III, 22, the Clearwater Police Department said.

Hamm was shot about 6:24 p.m. Friday at 1109 Blanche B. Littlejohn Trail, police said. 

Police officers stopped a vehicle matching one at the scene of the shooting several blocks away shortly after the incident.

The two suspects were taken into custody at the time.

No further information was released about the incident.