Man Shot Dead At Obama Convenience Store

A shooting at a St. Pete convenience store has police investigating.

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, 23-year-old Jhai-quel Rai-Tez Black was shot dead at the scene.

Detectives report that it appears that Black and another man came into the Obama Food Market arguing with each other. At some point Black took out a handgun and began waving it around. The two armed uniform security officers, who had been patrolling the exterior of the store, came inside, confronted Black and both discharged their firearms.

Store surveillance video did record the incident which is being reviewed.

No charges are anticipated at this time. Once the investigation is concluded investigators will forward their findings to the State Attorney’s Office.