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Man shot, killed in St. Petersburg during home invasion: Police

Posted at 11:29 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 08:07:45-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in St. Petersburg on Wednesday night.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 400 block of 4th Avenue South around 10 p.m. They say 22-year-old Owen Melin was visiting friends when a home invasion took place.

According to police, Melin was shot during the invasion. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives don't believe it was a random act. They're asking anyone with information to call the department's non-emergency line at 727-893-7780 or send an anonymous message by texting "SPPD" and the tip to TIP-411.