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December 24, 2013 St. Petersburg Florida (ABCActionNews) — A person in a stolen pick-up truck was shot and wounded by a St. Petersburg police officer Monday morning, according to a police statement.
The shooting occurred in the vicinity of 20th Avenue South and 11th Street around 8 a.m.
“As soon as I laid down, I heard ‘bam bam bam bam,’ and it was so loud I came straight out with no shoes on,” says neighbor Joann Grant.
According to St. Petersburg Police, Officer Brian Fernandez shot Quade Everett, 17, while he was driving in a threatening manner toward him in a stolen Ford-F150. Police believe Everett is part of a crew of potentially a dozen people that were involved in stealing cars Sunday night.
Police were able to track the group to a duplex off 11th Street South using the GPS system of an iPad left in one of the stolen vehicles.
Upon their arrival, police say, they discovered the group out front stacking up stolen goods from at least four vehicles. A search warrant revealed more stolen items inside, including firearms.
“It seems like that duplex might have been a repository for some stolen goods. There might have been some drug dealing that took place there as well, ” says St. Pete PD spokesperson Bill Proffitt.
According to Proffitt, when Officer Fernandez approached the individuals they began running in various directions.
“At some point, there was a confrontation between this individual (Everett) and Officer Fernandez and he fired his weapon several times,” Proffitt said.
Everett has an extensive criminal history including Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, along with multiple burglary and drug charges. He was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
Officer Fernandez, 29, is on routine paid administrative duty pending an investigation.
“We’re still investigating. We’re still trying to track down all those individuals, not only identify them, but go talk to them and see what they know,” Proffitt said.
This is the 10th officer involved shooting in St. Petersburg this year.