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Jumper from Skyway killed; body recovered

By Times Staff Writer
Published May 25, 2004

Hillsborough sheriff's officials said someone died Monday after jumping from the Sunshine Skyway bridge.

The person jumped from the center span, and the Coast Guard recovered the body, according to sheriff's officials. No other details were available Monday.

St. Petersburg man shot during robbery attempt

ST. PETERSBURG - A St. Petersburg man was shot in the foot early Saturday while fleeing from a would-be armed robber who confronted him in a bar parking lot.

Justin S. Cochran, 24, was going to his car outside Rookies Sports Cafe at 6931 Fourth St N, when two men approached him, St. Petersburg police say. One was carrying a small revolver. Cochran punched him in the face.

When the suspect fell to the ground, Cochran began running. At his car, he realized he had been shot and drove himself to Bayfront Medical Center.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about the attempted armed robbery call (727) 893-7780.

[Last modified May 24, 2004, 23:42:10]

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