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12-257 Pinellas Sheriff’s Detectives Investigate Double Shooting Which Claims Life of One Victim


David J. Paonessa – Deceased Victim

DOB: 2/27/54

Address: 2533 68th Avenue North


Jane Bryant – Victim – Married to David Paonessa

DOB: 6/24/46

Address: Same as above


 What:          Pinellas Sheriff’s detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspects believed responsible for a double shooting Thursday night, November 7, 2012, in the Lealman area of Pinellas County.

The female victim is expected to recover after being shot in the hip. Detectives have interviewed her and other witnesses who were also in the house at the time of the shooting.

Where:        The shooting occurred at 2533 68th Avenue North.

When:          The call came in just before 7:30 p.m., Wednesday night, November 7, 2012.

Why/How:   Detectives say a vehicle, possibly white, occupied by two black males pulled up in front of the listed address.

The two black males were admitted into the house by one of the others present at that time. Detectives say there could have been five persons present in the residence.

The suspects went to one of the back rooms where the shootings occurred, and the two black males left the scene in the white vehicle. They remain at large.

 Detectives believe the shootings could be drug related. No one else was hurt.

Anyone having any information on the shooting, or the suspects, is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 582-6200 or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.






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