Detectives: Clearwater shooting that left 1 dead not a threat to community

Pinellas County

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Clearwater Police say a 22 year old was shot and killed Saturday afternoon at Palmetto Street and Vine Avenue in Clearwater.

Detectives say they received a shots fired call just after 12:30 p.m. Police say they located Alex Walker, 22, before he was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

He was pronounced dead an hour later.

Roughly one day after the shooting, detectives say they arrested 20-year-old Amani Jackson and charged him with first-degree murder.

Police said they do not believe the shooting was a random act, adding there is no ongoing threat to the community.

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