Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office / CW44 News at 10

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.

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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.

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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.

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The 9-year-old was transported to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation continues.