May 30, 2023

Florida Teenager Accused Of Killing Two People In Two Months

A Florida teenager accused of killing one other teen was lately bailed out of jail for fatally placing an aged man and leaving the scene.

On December twenty ninth, 15-year-old Zykiquiro Lofton was gunned down in St. Petersburg, Florida. Witnesses say they noticed Lofton being chased earlier than being shot on ninth Avenue South at round 9:00 p.m. Shortly after midnight on December thirtieth, police arrested 17-year-old Deonte Bishop throughout a site visitors cease the place he was the passenger. They initially charged him with carrying a hid firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to promote. Detectives quickly introduced he was a suspect in Lofton’s slaying. Bishop was subsequently charged as an grownup with first-degree felony homicide. The motive is unknown, however police did verify the 2 knew each other. Lofton’s grandmother, Vicki Glenn, says Bishop shouldn’t be “allowed to walk the streets freely.”

Nonetheless, police say this was not the younger man’s first time taking a life. On November twenty sixth, whereas driving his father’s Chevy Camaro and not using a license, Bishop was dashing down Dr. MLK Avenue South when he slammed right into a Charger pushed by 87-year-old Denry Gayle at an intersection at roughly 10:00 p.m. Bishop shortly fled the scene after placing the aspect of the car. Sadly, Gayle was transported to a close-by hospital, the place he handed away. For that accident, Bishop was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving loss of life and working a motorcar and not using a license involving loss of life. He was launched from jail after somebody posted his $5,000 bond. His father, 61-year-old Ricky Bishop, was additionally charged with one rely of permitting an unlicensed individual to drive his car, involving loss of life.

Deonte Bishop is now being held in Pinellas County Jail.