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New video shows moments after officer shot

New video shows moments after officer shot

St. Petersburg, Florida - Newly obtained video shot moments after last week's deadly shooting of a St. Petersburg Police officer shows a frantic scene and paramedics rushing to help the downed officer.

Anthony Ciecalone lives less than a block away from where Officer David Crawford was shot and killed Monday, February 21st. He grabbed his digital camera as soon as he heard a barrage of gunfire, not knowing it was an officer who had been shot.

"Honestly, I thought it was the other way around. I thought the police had shot somebody," said Ciecalone, who is related to several law enforcement officers himself.

Suspect in police murder just weeks away from truancy court and a second chance

Suspect in police murder just weeks away from truancy court and a second chance

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Sixteen-year-old Nick Lindsey's arrest for killing St. Petersburg police officer David Crawford may have come with its share of warning signs. For one, Lindsey's poor attendance at school - he reportedly missed 42 schools days, and attended just seven class periods this month.

Lindsey's mother, Deneen Sweat, says she asked for help and school officials at Gibbs High School say they gave it by putting Lindsey in a program for truant kids, but the principal says he rarely attended school to benefit from it.

"He got caught up in the system. It's a game, it's a game," says Sweat.

It turns out Lindsey's last chance was just a few weeks away in truancy court.

Storm player tried to lead cousin in right direction

Storm player tried to lead cousin in right direction

St. Petersburg, Florida -- "My heart was racing," Michael Lindsey told 10 News, as he patted his chest.

It was a feeling of grief he had never felt before and one he never wanted to experience, as he learned his young cousin is an accused cop killer.

"Come on man," he thought, "We talked about goals."

Lindsey, a wide receiver with the Tampa Bay Storm says he was with Nicholas Lindsey, "little Nick" he called him, on the day after the shooting.

Police arrest 16-year-old suspect in officer shooting

Police arrest 16-year-old suspect in officer shooting

St. Petersburg, Florida -- A daylong manhunt that covered a swath of the city ended when tips led to the arrest of a 16-year old who faces a murder charge in the shooting of a St. Petersburg police officer, the third killed in the line of duty in the past month.

Photo Gallery: Officer Shot in St. Petersburg

Officer David Crawford was shot multiple times Monday night while investigating a report of a prowler in a neighborhood just south of Tropicana Field.

About 24 hours later, officials gathered near police headquarters to announce Nicholas Lindsey was in custody facing a juvenile charge of first-degree murder.

Final suspect arrested for "lock in sock" beating

Final suspect arrested for "lock in sock" beating

Pinellas Park, FL -- Pinellas Park Police have arrested a final suspect in a "lock in sock" beating and robbery.


Jeremy Thomas Spotts, 24, was taken into custody by officers after an anonymous citizen recognized him at the Winghouse on US-19 Tuesday evening.


Spotts is the third suspect in the beating and robbery of Jeremy Medeiros.


He was processed and transported to the Pinellas County Jail on charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery, and kidnapping stemming for the original investigation.

Home burglaries reported in Countryside

Home burglaries reported in Countryside

Clearwater, FL -- Police are asking residents in the Countryside area to be alert to suspicious activity.


There were two burglaries of occupied homes in the area this month.


Police said a suspect wearing all black clothing entered the homes through the garage door or a window. He was gone by the time police arrived.


Police ask citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe in their neighborhood.


 

Wanted felon arrested after police chase

Wanted felon arrested after police chase

CLEARWATER, Florida (AP) -- A wanted felon is under arrest after crashing into a pole during a police pursuit.

The incident happened late Thursday night in Clearwater. Officials say Kevin Patterson was charged with four counts of aggravated assault on an officer and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

Authorities say police were looking for Patterson after a bail bondsman couldn't detain him or take him into custody.

Officials say Patterson got into his vehicle and tried to run over several officers as he drove away. He crashed into a telephone pole and ran from the vehicle.