Homicide Investigation

Update as of 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

State Attorney’s Office – 6th Judicial Circuit

Daniel William Horrigan (Suspect – Arrested)

DOB: 8/26/1980
Address: 3924 45th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Charge: First Degree Felony Murder and Armed Trafficking in Cocaine

PINELLAS COUNTY – On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit arrested 40-year-old Daniel Horrigan in the shooting death of 29-year-old Clifford Coston III.

According to investigators, Coston drove his black Chevrolet Impala to Horrigan’s residence located at 3924 45th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. Horrigan met Coston in the roadway and entered the vehicle with him to conduct a drug transaction.

Detectives say during the transaction, Horrigan fired one round into Coston’s lower abdomen. The vehicle accelerated forward and crashed into a fence where witnesses say Horrigan and Coston were seen fighting after the shooting.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives developed probable cause for Horrigan’s arrest. Investigators worked with the State Attorney’s Office to obtain arrest warrants for First Degree Felony Murder and Armed Trafficking in Cocaine.

Horrigan turned himself into authorities and he is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail without bond.

The investigation continues.

Booking photo:

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Update as of 4:06 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

Clifford Linton Coston III (Victim – Deceased)
DOB: 9/20/1991
Address: 741 15th Street South, St. Petersburg

PINELLAS COUNTY – Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have identified the shooting victim as 29-year-old Clifford Coston III.

Next of kin has been notified and the investigation remains open and active at this time.

Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact Detective Blumberg at 727-582-6779 or via e-mail at cblumberg@pcsonet.com. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

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***Original News Release***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit

Support Services Bureau
-Forensic Science Division

PINELLAS COUNTY- Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating a homicide in Unincorporated St. Petersburg. 

On March 15, 2021, at approximately 8:01 p.m., deputies responded to a residence near the intersection on 45th Avenue North and 39th Street North for a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived they observed a black sedan crashed into a fence. A male victim was found inside suffering from a gunshot wound.

Detectives say the victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The victim’s identity is not being released until the next of kin has been notified. 

The suspect is described as a light skinned Black or Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie and was last seen running westbound on 45th Avenue North.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident to contact Detective Blumberg at 727-582-6779 or via e-mail at cblumberg@pcsonet.com. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

Posted by Travis Sibley Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:16:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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