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St. Pete man shot to death in alley behind his home

Posted at 8:52 PM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 16:05:09-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Detectives are asking for the public’s help in solving a deadly shooting early Sunday morning..

The murder occurred just before 2:00 p.m. in the 700 block of 22nd Avenue South, which is across the street from Bartlett Park.

According to a St. Petersburg Police Department report, Jerome M. Washington’s wife heard popping noises emitting from an alleyway behind their home. She ventured out back and found her 32-year-old husband in a state of semi-consciousness and bleeding.

Washington was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Investigators are actively looking for additional details and witnesses to the shooting. If you have any information, please contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780 or you can text SPPD with your tip to TIP411.