Man Arrested In Fatal Ybor City Shooting

TAMPA -A Clearwater man was arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting of a St. Petersburg man attempting to stand up for his friends during an argument early Saturday in Ybor City, police said.
John Fitzgerald Chatman Jr., 29, was identified through social media accounts and witness statements, Tampa police said. Investigators contacted U.S. Marshals, who tracked Chatman to his apartment, at 2545 N.E. Coachman Road, and arrested him about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
According to police, Christian Maffu, 30, of St. Petersburg, was arguing with friends in a parking lot at 1600 E. Fifth Ave. just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
Chatman and his friends overheard the argument and began taunting Maffu and his friends, police said.

 

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