Gulfport Man Shot While Shopping for Drugs

A Gulfport man who said he was shopping for drugs in nearby St. Petersburg was shot in the chest in the early hours of July 4, according to St. Petersburg Police.

The victim, Timothy Sullivan, 29, of Gulfport, suffered non-life-threatening injuries for which he was treated at the hospital, police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez said Wednesday, July 6.

“We don’t have any suspects at this time and this is still under investigation,” she said.

Sullivan reported that he walking in the 4700 block of 23rd Avenue S. at 3:50 a.m. when an unknown male approached him, Fernandez said.

“He was going to buy drugs but he encountered someone that he didn’t know,” she said. “They had some words and he ended up being shot.”

Sullivan was able to run away and call 911 for assistance, she said.

According to Sullivan, the suspect was riding a bicycle. He described the suspect as dark-skinned with a slender build, around 5’8” inches tall and wearing a white tank top and black shorts, Fernandez said.

A sampling of police reports from June 29 to July 6 in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena. Source: Pinellas County Crime Viewer.



6/30, 1:30 a.m., 4900 block of 14th Ave. S.

7/3, 2:28 a.m., 49th S. and 22nd Ave. S.

Burglary – residence

 7/2, 11:09 a.m., 2900 block of 49th St. S.

Burglary – vehicle

7/3, 4:29 a.m., 5700 block of Shore Blvd. S.

 7/4, 1:15 p.m., 6100 block of 10th Ave. S.

7/4, 8 p.m., 5300 block of 18th Ave. S.

Stolen vehicle

7/1, 10 p.m., 5500 block of 17th Ave. S.

Theft – grand

 7/4, 8 p.m., 3000 block of Beach Blvd. S.

7/5, 8 p.m., 5300 block of 29th Ave. S.

Theft – petit

6/30, 8 a.m., 5700 block of 26th Ave. S.

7/4, 8:16 p.m., 2400 block of Beach Blvd. S.

Vandalism/criminal mischief

7/5, 7 p.m., 5600 Block of 26th Ave. S.


St. Pete Beach


7/2, 3:01 p.m., 75th Ave. and Gulf Blvd.

Burglary – structure

6/29, 5:57 a.m., 5200 block of Gulf Blvd.

Stolen vehicle

7/2, 10:30 a.m., 6100 block of Gulf Blvd.

Traffic accident

7/3, 7:14 p.m., 4600 block of Gulf Blvd.


7/3, 3:18 p.m., 2000 block of Pass-A-Grille Way

7/5, 5.22 p.m., 6800 block of Beach Place

Vandalism/criminal mischief

6/30, 7:30 a.m., 6000 block of Gulf Blvd.

6/30, 7:45 p.m., 8300 block of Blind Pass Rd.

6/30, 11:36 p.m., 300 block of Corey Ave.

 7/3, 4:41 p.m., 4700 block of Gulf Blvd.


South Pasadena

Burglary – residence

6/29, 12:01 a.m., 6700 block of Cardinal Dr. S.

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