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Digest

Teen shot in stomach during fight

By TIMES WIRES
Published November 13, 2006


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A 34-year-old man was struck and killed about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 54th Avenue N and 68th Lane.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was walking from the north to the south side of 54th Avenue N when he stepped in front of a 1995 Dodge Caravan driven by 66-year-old Gary W. Borders of Hudson.

The pedestrian died at the scene.

Sunday, police were still trying to track down his next of kin before releasing his name. Charges against Borders were pending Sunday.

Two riders injured in motorcycle crash

A man and a woman were hospitalized Sunday night after the motorcycle they were riding crashed with a pickup about 6 p.m. near Drew Street and N Crest Avenue.

The driver of the Dodge pickup, Dennis Olmstead, 56, of Clearwater was charged with driving under the influence, said Clearwater police Sgt. Greg Stewart. He was treated by medics at the scene.

The driver of the Harley-Davidson, Larry Stovail, 52, and his passenger Kimberly Bosi, 44, were flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. They sustained non-life threatening injuries, Stewart said.

Pasco sheriff's detectives on Sunday were investigating the Saturday night shooting of a St. Petersburg teenager.

Brian Alexander, 17, was shot at least twice in the stomach, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

He was taken by helicopter to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. No arrests had been made by Sunday evening.

Deputies got a call after 9:15 p.m. Saturday that a fight among several people at Monarch Drive and Ridgewood Lane had resulted in gunfire.

Authorities rushed to 8103 Monarch Drive, where Alexander was found.

The boy's father lives there.

Deputies say there were numerous witnesses. The Sheriff's Office did not disclose information about a motive or suspects.

[Last modified November 13, 2006, 00:06:15]


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