Teen, 17, shot and killed in St. Pete

Posted at 3:36 AM, Dec 17, 2015

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Thursday morning in South St. Petersburg, according to police.

Tyler Lord was killed just after midnight in the 1800 block of 16th Street South.

Lord's family said the boy was a good kid who tried to stay out of trouble.  He was home schooled and liked to play basketball.  The family member said they didn't know why he was in the alley.

St. Petersburg police said the investigation has been challenging.  It happened late at night in a dark alley with no witnesses.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact St. Petersburg Police at  727-893-7780.

Lord is the sixth young person killed in South St. Pete in as many weeks:

  • Tyler Lord (Age 17): December 17– Unsolved
  • Gabriel Wallace (Age 17): December 15 – Unsolved -
  • Aaron Davis (Age 25): December 6 – Unsolved 
  • Jerrod Evans (Age 18): November 29 – Arrest Made
  • Lennie Acostas (Age 16): November 10 – Unsolved
  • Joshua Walsh (Age 22): November 10 – Arrest Made