One dead after argument in St. Pete turns into fatal shooting

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — St. Petersburg police are investigating a shooting that left someone dead early Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson.

Police said two people got into an argument on 1st Avenue North over the suspect and his friends standing in a parking space that the victim wanted to use. However, the argument turned deadly when the suspect, 23-year-old Charles Edward Bentley, pulled out a gun and shot the victim, 29-year-old Gilbert Ray Bush, several times.

Bush was taken Bayfront Hospital but was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police. Bentley was arrested a short distance from the scene of the crime, police said.

He now faces a charge for second-degree murder.

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