Former Gulfport Pirates Player Killed in Shooting


St. Petersburg police officers responded to a call December 15 that a teenager had been shot. Upon arrival at 2321 13th Ave. S, it was discovered that 17-year-old had been shot in the chest.

Wallace was taken to Bayfront Hospital in critical condition; he died on Tuesday evening.

Wallace was a former player on the Gulfport Pirates football team. He was described on social media by his former football coach, Kevin Martin, as a “hell of an athlete and a great kid and one of the best running backs I’ve ever coached.”

Police are currently in the search of the suspect, 18-year-old Abrion M. Witcher. According to a December 15 release, Witcher, was an acquaintance of the victim. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780.






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