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Pinellas detectives locate homicide suspect

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At this hour murder suspect Khonesavanh "Lucky" Kakhankham is in custody. 

Kakhankham was spotted at a Gainesville rest stop just a short time ago by the Florida Highway Patrol.  Shortly after identifying him as the East Lealman murder suspect, he was taken into custody.

Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Robbery/Homicide Unit are currently enroute to Gainesville to question Kakhankham.


One man is dead, another is on the run following a shooting at a mobile home park in East Lealman on Saturday. Pinellas County homicide detectives are searching for 56 year old Khonesavanh "Lucky" Kakhankham.

They say he got in to an argument with 50 year old Khamfong  Vixayarath  at the Avery Acres Mobile Home Park and shot him. Vixayarath later died at a local hospital.

Detectives are still interviewing witnesses and family members to find out what caused the argument.

Kakhankham was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and green pants. Authorities say he may be driving a 2006 Silver Toyota 4runner, license tag BZGT65. Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office at 727-582-6200.

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