Man on bicycle shot during argument at traffic light

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- A man in his 50's shot a man in his 40's following an argument at the Wawa on 22nd Avenue North in St. Petersburg around 12:45 Sunday.

34-year-old Bryan Stevens became involved in an argument with 59-year-old Vincent Pontone, which ended with Stevens throwing coffee at Pontone. 

Stevens left the Wawa riding a bicycle and headed east on 22nd Avenue North. Pontone headed in the same direction in his car. While stopped at a traffic light, there are different accounts of what exactly happened, but the two men continued to argue at the intersection of 22nd Ave. N and I-275. 

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, Pontone told police that he was fearful of Stevens and pulled out a handgun and shot Stevens twice on his upper body. 

Stevens was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital for his gunshot wounds. He has since been stabilized. Pontone stayed at the scene of the shooting and is cooperating with police. 

Major Crimes Unit detectives continue to investigate the situation. Stay with 10News for further details. 

 

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