Shooting Investigation 5900 Block 66th Ter 1-2-20

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N.
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

Contact: Sergeant John Shea
Special Operations
o- 727-369-7840
jshea@pinellas-park.com

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Where: 5925 66th Ter North, Pinellas Park, FL

Who: Shooting Victims -
Devon Thompson, W/M, 2/25/1998 of 5925 66th Ter N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Brandon Heric, W/M, 11/17/1996 of 4595 54th Ave N, St. Petersburg Fl, 33814
Riley James Bass, B/M, 11/21/1995 of 5925 66th Ter N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

What:  On January 2, 2020 at approximately 0600 hours, Pinellas Park Police patrol units responded to 5925 66th Ter N, in reference to reports of a shooting at the residence.  Upon arrival, officers located one victim on scene who had been shot three times.  The suspects in this case had already fled the area in an unknown vehicle. 

Detectives responded to the scene and conducted follow up investigation to determine how this incident took place.  It was determined the suspects arrived at the residence in a vehicle and there was a confrontation with homeowner, Riley Bass, in the front yard.  Two of the suspects entered the residence where the two shooting victims, Brandon Heric and Devon Thompson were located.  While inside the residence a confrontation took place and Devon Thompson and Brandon Heric were struck by gunfire.

In the front yard of the residence, Riley Bass remained in a physical confrontation with four other suspects until he was able to flee into the residence.  Once inside, Bass confronted the shooters who ultimately fled the scene along with the four other suspects in a vehicle.   

Devon Thompson was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for three gunshot wounds and is in stable condition at this time.  Brandon Heric fled the scene in a vehicle, driving himself to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

This shooting is an isolated incident and it is apparent the residence was targeted by the suspects involved.  Investigators are continuing to determine the identity of suspects involved in this incident.  If anyone have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers (1-800-973-TIPS) or the Pinellas Park Police Department (727-369-7840). 

The investigation is still ongoing and no further information is expected to be released at this point. 

Released by: Sergeant John Shea


Previously released information
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Title: Pinellas Park Police Investigating a Shooting

Case Number: 2020-335

When:  Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 6:00 am

Where: 5900 block of 66th Terrace Pinellas Park, FL

Injured Victim: Two adult males with gunshot wounds. 

What:  Pinellas Park Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred at a residence in the 5900 block of 66th Terrace that occurred at approximately 6:00 AM on January 2, 2020.  One victim sustained a single gunshot wound to a lower extremity and the second male sustained multiple gunshot wounds.  Both have been transported from the scene and are receiving treatment at local hospitals.  The suspects involved in this case fled the scene in a vehicle and are currently outstanding.  Their identity at this time is unknown. 

Detectives are now working to determine the circumstances behind the shooting.  No further information is available at this time.  An update will be sent out later today after more information is obtained. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Released by: Sergeant John Shea  
Sergeant John Shea
Pinellas Park Police Department
Special Operations Supervisor  Communications: 727-369-7864
Desk: 727-369-7840
Fax: 727-369-7819