A suspect in a shooting ran away so fast that some of his clothes came off, including a sock. Inside: DNA
When St. Petersburg police arrived at the scene of the shooting in November, they learned that the man had been shot multiple times and the suspect had fled to a waiting vehicle as he was leaving the scene.
One of the suspects apparently fled in such a hurry that some of his clothing fell off as he sprinted to his car, police found jeans, sandals and socks.
Police arrested the case on Thursday, nearly three months after the shooting.
Important evidence? socks.
According to the arrest report, her DNA extracted from the sock matches her Octavius Jessie Henderson, 19, of St. Petersburg. He was incarcerated in the Pinellas County Jail on Thursday on charges of attempted murder.
The incident happened at 3:00:
30:00 am On November 5th, a man came home and walked down the driveway to his home. The address of the incident has been blacked out from the report.
Two men approached the man and ordered him to stop. A brawl ensued and one of the suspects shot him four times. The man was beaten several times, but details of his injuries have not been released.
Arrest reports said the suspect ran to a waiting silver Toyota Camry.
In addition to the evidence police obtained from the sock, investigators found fingerprints on the victim’s car where the fight took place, matching Henderson’s, the report says. According to arrest reports, Henderson is a gang member. He also faces charges of selling and possessing cocaine and marijuana, records show.
He was held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail on Friday.