Man Shot To Death Found On St. Pete Street

St. Petersburg Police are investigating a possible shooting death after receiving a call of a man lying in the road.

The incident happened just before midnight at 27th Street and 26th Avenue South. When officers arrived, they found a 20 year old deceased man, eventually identified as Malcom Treyvon Moses Lawrence. Nearby residents report hearing gunshots in the area.

Preliminary information from the scene indicates he was shot, the medical examiner removed the body a short time ago.

A homicide detective is actively working the case. 27th St. S. was closed until daylight.

Detectives do not believe this was a random act.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.