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Police arrest man for 2 deadly shootings in St. Petersburg

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Posted at 7:04 AM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 11:45:30-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — St. Petersburg Police detectives arrested a man they believe is responsible for killing two people and leaving their bodies in different locations Sunday night.

Police arrested Patrick Cretors, 31, on two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Geno Hansana and Ai Noy Graham.

According to police, officers first received a call of suspicious circumstances in the 3200 block of 11th Ave. S. at 7:18 p.m. That's where they found Hansana's body. Then 24 minutes later, authorities say they received a call reporting a stalled car on the 2800 block of 20th Ave. N. which is where they found Graham's body inside.

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According to detectives, the shootings started as a disagreement between friends and ended in gunfire. Police said Cretors dumped Hansana's body and then abandoned the car with Graham's body inside. According to St. Pete Police, Cretors ran from the scene but was located shortly thereafter.

The two shootings on Sunday come after a 27-year-old woman was shot and killed in front of her two young children on Saturday evening.

Police say Joana Peca was found dead in her vehicle near Woodlawn Memorial Gardens around 5:30 p.m. Police say her two young children were also found inside. They were unharmed but police say they were "terrified." There is no suspect in custody for her death at this time.