St. Pete CASE detective shooting of robbery suspect Lamont Burgess deemed justifiable

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St. Petersburg, Florida -- The State Attorney's Office has determined the shooting death of a 7-Eleven robbery suspect by an undercover surveillance detective was justifiable.

After an investigation into the incident that resulted in the death of Lamont Burgess, Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Brian McCabe concluded that Burgess' death was within the undercover detective's duty and was justified.

Burgess was involved in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store on Nov. 6. While he was fleeing the robbery down an alleyway, he was shot by the detective. He died at the scene and a shotgun was found laying next to his body.

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His accomplice, 20-year-old Ebony Oliver, faces felony murder and armed robbery charges.

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The St. Petersburg Police Department's Internal Affairs Division says it is still conducting an administrative investigation to determine if there were any violations of department policy.

The undercover detective involved will remain on administrative duty until the Internal Affairs case is complete.

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