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Man arrested for deadly St. Petersburg shooting

Police say a fight between two men ended in gunfire.
Credit: St. Petersburg Police Department

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — One person has been arrested for the shooting death of a 29-year-old man in St. Petersburg.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 4th Avenue S. and 36th Street S., according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The agency said 29-year-old Mitchell Collins and 27-year-old James Chin got into a fight at Collins' home. Chin stabbed Collins in the neck, the shoulder and clavicle during the fight, according to an arrest affidavit. Detectives say Collins then left the apartment, but Chin followed him and shot him in the knee.

Police say Collins was taken to the hospital, but he later died from his injuries. 

Chin was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the stabbing and shooting death of Collins.

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