ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — Two men were arrested in connection to the shooting death of 32-year-old Derrick Mims, who was found lying in the parking lot of a St. Petersburg apartment complex on May 19.
Police responded to a shots fired call Friday evening at the Baypointe Preserve Apartments where they found Mims lying in the complex’s parking lot with a gunshot wound.
Mims was rushed to an area hospital where he later died.
Further investigation led to the arrest of 32-year-old Kevin Lassiter and 26-year-old Troy Lassiter, jr. Kevin was charged with 1st-degree murder while Troy was charged with principal to murder in the 1st-degree.
Detectives believe the victim was known to the suspects and this was not a random act.
This is still an ongoing investigation.