Pinellas Park, Fl (November 21, 2018) – 40-year-old Corey Montego Small was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of a felon in possession of a firearm in connection to the murder of Lawrence Fagan after a late night argument.

According to the Pinellas Park Police Department, Mr. Small and Fagan were arguing at the Cedar Hollow Apartments, located at 7231 Cedar Court. A call came in just before midnight to the police station that a man was laying on the ground after the reported disturbance.

Police arrived at the scene with firefighter-paramedics from Pinellas Park where they found Mr. Fagan laying on the ground with several gunshot wounds on his body. Fagan was taken to the area hospital where he died.

After an investigation, detectives determined Small and Fagan were arguing inside an apartment in the complex prior to the shooting. The argument escalated, resulting in Fagan being shot multiple times.

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