ST. PETERSBURG (PCSO/CW44 News at 10) – Deputies arrest 16 year-old, Treyvon Deandre Maynor following accidental shooting of his 9 year-old nephew. The incident occurred at about 1:45 p.m. on May 22, 2020 at the Red Roof Inn in unincorporated St. Petersburg.READ MORE: United Airlines Puts $10 Million Behind Plan To Shuttle Customers By Electric Aircraft
When deputies arrived at the Red Roof Inn, they discovered a 9 year-old male who had been shot. According to witnesses, 16 year-old Treyvon Maynor was handling a firearm in the hotel room, later to be determined as stolen. While Maynor was handling the firearm, it accidentally discharged hitting his 9 year-old nephew in the arm.
Following the shooting, Maynor fled the scene and discarded the firearm.READ MORE: Time Is Running Out For Biden To Make Key Decisions On Student Loans
According to deputies, Maynor was found nearby and witnesses were able to identify Maynor as the suspect. K-9 deputies conducted an article search and located the firearm.
Maynor was charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Violation of Probation for Burglary. Maynor was transported to Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center.MORE NEWS: Shell And Chevron Shut Gulf Of Mexico Oil Platforms After Leak Halts Pipelines
The 9-year-old was transported to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation continues.