Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of St. Pete woman

PINELLAS COUNTY -- St. Petersburg Police say they have arrested a man who shot and killed a woman Tuesday morning.

Joshua Thompson, 27, was accused of shooting Melinda Soria, 35.

He was arrested in the 4500 block of 19th Avenue South and charged with second-degree murder.

Earlier, St. Pete Police said Soria was found in the 1100 block of James Avenue South.

She had been shot near the doorway of the home, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department. Police said that the shooting incident was not random. 

Authorities cleared the home and were unable to find a shooting suspect inside. The SWAT team was disbanded and police continued to search for the suspect. 

 

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