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St. Pete officer witnesses drive-by shooting, arrests suspects

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St. Petersburg Police say a man opened fire into a home with a child inside and it happened right in front of an officer. 

SPPD Officer Ryan Larson was on patrol, when he heard the shots.  It happened Sunday close to midnight at 947 23rd Ave. South.  Six people, including a 7-year-old child, were inside the house.  Another person was standing outside.  Several bullets hit the house, but no one inside was shot. At least two people in the house were injured by shattered glass.

Police say as the suspects drove away down 23rd Avenue South, Officer Larson was able to stop their gray Ford Tempo.  He held the suspects at gunpoint until other officers arrived to help arrest them.

Police have identified the driver as Latoria Martin, 23.  The passenger is Del'Juan McKenzie, 19.  Police believe McKenzie fired the shots. They are both now charged with several counts of attempted murder.

Investigators say they found two semi-automatic guns in the car.

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