FL Woman Joi Spencer ID’d As Pregnant Mother Shot Dead In St. Petersburg Friday Baby Delivered

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (THECOUNT) — Joi Spencer has been identified as the Florida woman fatally shot in St. Petersburg Friday morning.

Spencer, 36, was discovered suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the 4300 block of Trout Drive Southeast, in St. Petersburg, FL.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries. The baby was successfully delivered.

The infant remains in critical condition, according to police.

It’s unknown at this time if a suspect is in custody, reports ABCActionNews.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

No other information was immediately available.

Geo quick facts: St. Petersburg is a city on Florida’s gulf coast, part of the Tampa Bay area. It’s known for its pleasant weather (hence its “Sunshine City” nickname), making it popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beachgoing. Its waterfront parks host the Dali Museum, featuring surrealist works of art; the Museum of Fine Arts, with works ranging from ancient to contemporary; and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra – wikipedia.

FL Man Elijah Johnson ID’d As Deceased Suspect In Friday Morning St. Petersburg Officer, K9 Officer-Involved Shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (THECOUNT) — Elijah Johnson has been identified as the suspect who apparently took his own life after fleeing from a traffic stop in St. Petersburg, Florida Friday.

Johnson, 23, shot Sgt. David Stang Jr. and a K9 officer, Titan, early Friday morning and then shot himself dead. Sgt. Stang was transported to an area hospital and is expected to recover. Titan needed surgery and is now in stable condition.

Johnson was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a traffic violation shortly before 2 a.m. near the Y.M.C.A. at the intersection of 3rd Avenue South and 30th Street South, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators said Johnson pulled over but then took off. Police did not pursue the driver, but an aviation unit responded and began searching for him, reports NBC-2.

Johnson later abandoned the vehicle and fled the area.

While law enforcement was searching for him, deputies said at some point, Johnson fired a gun and hit K9 Officer Titan. His handler, Officer Greg Shone, was not injured.

At another point during the search, Johnson fired another shot that hit Sgt. Stang (pictured below) in the shoulder as he sat in his patrol cruiser, authorities reported.

Johnson was eventually found dead near 3rd Avenue South from what deputies said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Anyone with possible information on the incident may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: St. Petersburg is a city on Florida’s gulf coast, part of the Tampa Bay area. It’s known for its pleasant weather (hence its “Sunshine City” nickname), making it popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beach going. Its waterfront parks host the Dali Museum, featuring surrealist works of art; the Museum of Fine Arts, with works ranging from ancient to contemporary; and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra – wikipedia.

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FL Man Rod ‘JPpooh’ Jackson Jr ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Fatal St Petersburg Shooting

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. (THECOUNT) — Roderick Jackson Jr. has been identified as the victim of a fatal Wednesday night shooting in St. Petersburg, Florida.

“Rod JPpooh” Jackson, 28, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound after St. Petersburg Police responded to a call of shots fired the area of 7th Avenue South near 25th Street shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say Jackson was laying in the roadway when he was discovered.

Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries, reports BayNewsNow.

Police said they do not have anyone in custody at this time and announced no motive in the fatal incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

No other details have been been made available. Anyone with possible information on the shooting should contact police at 911.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved man:

Geo quick facts: St. Petersburg is a city on Florida’s gulf coast, part of the Tampa Bay area. It’s known for its pleasant weather (hence its “Sunshine City” nickname), making it popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beach going. Its waterfront parks host the Dali Museum, featuring surrealist works of art; the Museum of Fine Arts, with works ranging from ancient to contemporary; and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra – wikipedia.