St. Petersburg, FL (August 7, 2019) – A man identified as 32-year-old Anthony Bridges was arrested on first-degree murder charges on Tuesday after a shooting took the life of two individuals.
The man whose life was taken was identified as 34-year-old Lorenzo Brunson. Police were notified about the shooting at 3:20 a.m. when his wife called them and said that her husband had been shot while they were sleeping in their home at 1000 13th Avenue S. Paramedics were issued to the house but, when they arrived, Burnson was already dead.
Both Brunson and Bridges had been acquaintances for some time. They were involved in an argument on Monday and, on Tuesday, Bridges returned to the home and shot Brunson several times.
Shortly after police received the call from Brunson’s wife, they arrived and also found 39-year-old William Gilbert lying deceased in the street. This was the second victim.
Bridges has since been taken to jail for his charges.
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