Homicide Investigation

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 Monday, March 15, 2021 11:28:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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