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12-284 Second Arrest Made In Double Shooting Incident Over the Weekend

Pinellas Sheriff’s Homicide detectives have arrested a second suspect in the December 1, 2012 double shooting involving victims David Sharp and Rosa Pereira. The shooting occurred at their residence at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park, located at 7403, 46th Avenue North.

Arrested is:

Damian William Blanchard – He is also the son of Rodney Jon Blanchard, who was arrested Sunday, December 2, 2012 in connection with the animal cruelty case involving the discovery of kittens in the freezer of his mobile home.

DOB:         10/27/88

Address:     7570 46th Ave. North  – Lot #175

Charges:      2 Counts Attempted Murder in the First Degree

The first suspect, Francis J. Bahr, DOB: 4/20/57 – was arrested and charged on December 1, 2012.

Bahr and Rodney Jon Blanchard lived in the same mobile home at the Vagabond Mobile Home Park. Rodney’s son, Damian, lived at the same address until the night of the shooting.

According to detectives, Damian Blanchard and Francis Bahr were directly involved with the shootings. Reports indicate Damian Blanchard called the victims out of their mobile home. Once outside, they were allegedly shot by Bahr. Detectives arrested Bahr at his mobile home on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Damian Blanchard was arrested late Monday, December 3, 2012. Detectives say friends of Rosa Pereira called the Sheriff’s Office to report that Damian was back at the Vagabond MHP, and that he wanted to talk to detectives. He surrendered at that time.

Detectives are looking for a third subject, who is identified as a witness. His name is Dayle Drollett, DOB:  1/18/58. Detectives say he is being sought for questioning and will not be charged.

The victims are recovering from serious gunshot wounds to the upper body. They were both able to speak to detectives today, resulting in the confirmation of Damian Blanchard as the second suspect in the shootings.

The shootings are a result of an apparent dispute between Pereira and Bahr, when Pereira refused Bahr’s advances.

The investigation continues.

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