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Suspect arrested in St. Pete veteran's murder

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Shirune Green Shirune Green
Floyd Lassiter Floyd Lassiter

One of the suspects in the shooting death of a St. Petersburg veteran is in custody.

Police arrested Shirune Green on Wednesday night on a charge of 1st degree murder in connection with the carjacking and fatal shooting of Floyd Lassiter.

Investigators say Green and at least one other person were trying to burglarize Lassiter's car on May 10th. When Lassiter tried to intervene, he was shot multiple times and died at the hospital.

On Wednesday, detectives got a tip that Green was hiding in an apartment at the Pinellas Point Apartment Complex, 2125 62nd Place South, St. Petersburg.

Detectives went to apartment 19, where a woman let them in. A K-9 unit found Green hiding in a closet, under a pile of dirty laundry.

Officials say he refused to surrender, and was bitten on the arm by the K-9 dog.

Green was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the dog bite. Detectives discovered he was suffered from an untreated gunshot wound, possibly as a result of the gunfire during his struggle with Lassiter.

St. Petersburg Police say Green will remain in the hospital under guard.

Detectives are still interviewing the female whose apartment Green was found hiding to determine her complicity in the efforts to hide him. No charges have been filed against her at this time.

The second suspect believed to be involved with Green at the time of the homicide has not yet been identified and remains at large.

Information from the St. Petersburg Police Department was used for this report.

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