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Fourth suspect faces charge in St. Pete man's death

TBO.com staff
Published:   |   Updated: June 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

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A fourth suspect was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the slaying of a retired Army veteran in St. Petersburg last month.

Police say Jacques A. Hodges, 19, of 1038 55th St. S. in Gulfport. faces a charge of being an accessory to first-degree murder in the May 10 death of Floyd Lassiter.

Previously, Gregory Green, 16, and his brother, Shirune Green, 19, were arrested and face first-degree murder charges, and 17-year-old Jahrez Walker was arrested on a charge of principle to murder in the first degree.

Police say Hodges was driving the getaway vehicle, which was owned by his grandfather and which Hodges had permission to use.

Police say Walker was acting as a lookout when Shirune Green attempted to steal Lassiter's car, which was parked in Lassiter's driveway at 1837 25th St. S.

When Shirune Green got into a struggle with Lassiter, deputies say Walker alerted Gregory Green, who ran to the scene and shot Lassiter pulled the trigger multiple times on a 9 mm handgun.

Lassiter was shot multiple times and later died at a hospital, police say.

Gregory Green, of 1736 21st Ave. S., was already in custody on an unrelated charge when the murder charge was added, police said.

Earlier, detectives received permission to get a blood sample from Gregory Green to see if was involved in Lassiter's death.

His brother already faces a murder charge in the slaying.

Shirune Green was arrested May 14 after authorities received a tip that he was hiding out at a St. Petersburg apartment, police said.

Detective say they do not anticipate any further arrests.

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