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Gunman arrested two days after shooting man to death in Pinellas County

Pinellas shooting victim found lying in driveway
Posted at 9:51 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 14:11:03-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A man was arrested in Orlando two days after he allegedly shot and killed a Pinellas County man on Friday morning.

Dale Eugene Washington, 22, was arrested for the shooting death of  Jesse D. Cairo, 22. Washington was located by investigators in the Orlando area and was taken into custody around 4 a.m. on Sunday.



Investigators believe that Washington shot Cairo on Friday morning in unincorporated Clearwater. The shooting took place just blocks north of the Largo Sports Complex.

A woman called dispatchers around 4:11 a.m. after hearing gunshots and finding Cairo lying at the end of a driveway.

Deputies responded to 1788 Suffolk Drive and discovered a pile of glass, possibly from a vehicle's window, where the road meets the driveway.

Paramedics transported Cairo to a local hospital where he died later that day.

Investigators say Washington was booked into the Orange County Jail by detectives and will be brought back to Pinellas County Jail to face charges.

Washington has been charged with second-degree homicide for the death of Cairo.

The motive behind the shooting has not been released.

The investigation continues.