Release Number: 12-076
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
Donavan Sermons (victim)
What: Pinellas County deputies reponded to the 24 Carat Gentlemen’s Club this morning at 3:00 a.m. to investigate a shooting in the parking lot.
Where: 24 Carat Gentlemen’s Club
16717 US Hwy 19 Clearwater, FL.
When: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:00 a.m.
Deputies responded to the 24 Carat Gentlemen’s Club this morning to investigate a shooting.
As the nightclub was closing, a group of individuals began physically fighting.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. deputies responded to a “Shots Fired” call at the club.
During the investigation it was discovered that victim Donavan Sermons was transported by friends to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.
The injuries are non-life threatening at this time.
Anybody with information that may assist detectives, please call Detective Jeff Capra of the Robbery/Homicide Unit 727-582-6200. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.