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Man arrested after woman found shot in backyard of St. Petersburg home

Woman found shot in backyard of St. Pete home
Woman found shot in backyard of St. Pete home
Posted at 4:11 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 09:54:26-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police have arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting in St. Petersburg. 

St. Pete police arrested Marco Nicholas Murray, 37, and charged him with second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm for the shooting death of Christina Veronica Rush. 

Rush was found shot in the backyard of a St. Petersburg home early Thursday morning.

Detectives say the 27-year-old woman was found just before 1:00 a.m. in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue S.

Investigators believe the victim knew her attacker but have not said if Murray knew Rush. 

The investigation is ongoing.