PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of four men in connection to the murder of 20-year-old Brent Alley during a robbery.
On Saturday, April 29, 2023, deputies assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau responded to 8300 Ulmerton Road about a shooting.
Deputies located Alley in the parking lot of the location suffering from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen. Alley was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Through their investigation, detectives learned Alley and a companion traveled to Pinellas County from Jacksonville with $40,000 US currency with the intent of purchasing a large amount of narcotics.
Detectives learned that Scott Laracuente, 32, Terrell Jackson, 42, Tyaire Turner, 43, and Joshua Ashley, 28, planned to rob Alley of the money he brought with him that night.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri stated, “When you play with fire, you’re going to get burned, and sometimes you get killed.”
Laracuente, Jackson, and Ashley fled to the Las Vegas area where they were taken into custody with the assistance of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on drug charges related to the incident. They have additionally been charged with first-degree murder.
Turner fled to the Virginia area and was taken into custody with the assistance of the United States Marshal Service on first-degree murder charges related to the incident.
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