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Police: St. Petersburg officers shoot, kill man who shot woman

TBO.com staff
Published:   |   Updated: July 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM

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St. Petersburg police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that has left a shooting suspect dead.

The incident started about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when officers responded to calls of shots fired at the Dover Apartments, 3545 30th Ave. N., said police spokesman Bill Proffitt.

Officers found Alyssa Dudley, 21, with multiple gunshot wounds in one of the apartments, Proffitt said. Dudley was taken to a local hospital where she underwent surgery for life-threatening wounds, Proffitt said.

Officers at the apartment complex were able to identify the suspect as Carlos Crompton, 39, and learned he had left in a black Chevrolet sedan before police arrived. They also learned Dudley and Crompton had been romantically involved in the past and had formerly lived together at Dover Apartments. Investigators, however, have not released a motive for the shooting.

At 9:20 p.m., police drove to a residence in the 4200 block of 14th Avenue South that belongs to one of Crompton's relatives and found the suspect standing outside a vehicle parked in front of a house, Proffitt said.

Several Street Crimes Unit officers parked a short distance away and approached Crompton, identifying themselves as police officers. Crompton retrieved a .38 revolver from his vehicle and fired one round at the officers, Proffitt said

Two of the officers returned fire, striking Compton. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:02 p.m., Proffitt said.

The officers were identified as Brian Burton, 29, who joined the force June 5, 2006, and Joseph Heer, 28, who became an officer March 28, 2005.

The officers are on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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