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Man arrested in New York in connection with Pinellas Park shooting

PINELLAS PARK — A suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting at a Pinellas Park apartment complex was arrested Wednesday on an attempted murder charge after fleeing to New York, police said.

Daniel Damien Arocho Soto, 26, of Tampa, was identified as the man who fired a gun at several people about 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Runaway Bay Apartments at 4701 88th Ave. N, police said. An investigation found that Soto got out of a car parked near building No. 11 in the complex and fired a handgun at a man standing on the balcony of apartment 1103.

The man and two other people nearby were not hit, police said. Soto then drove away.

Detectives believe the shooting followed a breakup with Soto's ex-girlfriend, who was inside the apartment at the time.

At noon Wednesday, authorities in Yonkers, N.Y., arrested Soto at a relative's home, according to Pinellas Park police. He was held in jail there pending extradition to Florida on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

Man arrested in New York in connection with Pinellas Park shooting 04/03/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:23pm]
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