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17-Year-Old Arrested In The Murder Of St. Petersburg Teen Zykiquiro Lofton

St. Petersburg Police detectives charged Deonte Bishop, age 17, with 1st Degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Zykiquiro Lofton shortly after 9 p.m. on December 29th.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – St. Petersburg Police detectives charged Deonte Bishop, age 17, with 1st Degree Felony Murder in the homicide of Zykiquiro Lofton shortly after 9 p.m. on December 29th.

Today, during the course of the investigation into the death of Zykiquiro Lofton, detectives were able to develop probable cause to charge Bishop.

Bishop had already been arrested hours earlier at 12:30 a.m., December 30th, on unrelated charges. Officers pulled over a car in a traffic stop, and Bishop was a passenger.

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At that time, he was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

“Our detectives worked diligently around the clock to close this case. Although this is tragic for all involved, at least we were able to bring justice to the victim’s family,” said Chief Anthony Holloway.

This is still an ongoing investigation.

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