St. Petersburg Police

42-Year-Old Man Found Dead In Street Was Robbed And Beaten The Night Before

ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – St Petersburg Police department is working a case where a deceased person was found in the roadway.

According to police, shortly before 5 p.m., on Saturday a man was robbed and beaten near the parking lot at 3077 50th Ave. South.

Police responded and arrested Gary Nickole Washington Jr., 36, for strong-arm robbery.

The victim, a 42-year-old man with no known address, refused medical treatment at the scene. 

On Sunday, police say, just before noon, the victim was found deceased near the parking lot.

Washington was also charged today with 2nd-degree murder. The case is still under investigation.

The victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

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