16-year-old shot dead over argument

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Florida |

ST PETERSBURG, FL — Brian Graver makes a few bucks each week cooking food for workers in the Childs Park neighborhood. His grill is hot and sometimes too are tempers at nearby Childs Park. Some kids go there looking for trouble.

On Tuesday night at about 8:45, a fight from the neighborhood carried over into the parking lot at the Childs Park Recreation Center. Someone pulled a gun and 16-year-old Jawaun Holloway was shot.

“When I heard he had got shot, I was like, ‘Oh my God, is this really happening? Why would they want to shoot Jawuan?'” says 19-year-old Sakia Cooper, a friend from the neighborhood.

Holloway is at Bayfront Medical Center and he’s expected to recover. Police say he was an innocent victim in the shooting who was trying to get away when the gunfire started.

On Wednesday afternoon, police arrested 19-year-old Rayni Adams. He’s been charged with aggravated assault, but more serious charges are possible. More on First Coast News

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