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Deputies arrest shooter accused of killing man outside a St. Petersburg strip club

Deputies say they still are looking for the shooter.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Gai Marwil, 32, is behind bars after the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says he shot and killed another man outside of the 4Play Gentlemen's Club on Gandy Boulevard Saturday morning.

Deputies say the incident occurred around 4:11 a.m. when a "large altercation" broke out inside the Emporium Lounge filled with several hundred people.

A crowd moved outside into the parking lot including Marwil and the man he's accused of shooting. The sheriff's office says Marwil was leaving in his car when he opened fire hitting and killing the man.

After firing his weapon Marwil took off and was involved in a single-car crash at 275 and 54th Avenue North and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Investigative techniques led detectives to identify Marwil as the shooter, according to a release.

Marwil faces charges of first-degree murder and felon in possession with a firearm. He remains in the hospital at this time. 

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