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Holloway, Kriseman urge residents to remain calm as officer-involved fatal shooting is investigated

December 3, 2020 - Following a Wednesday shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead and a veteran St. Petersburg police officer injured, police chief Anthony Holloway announced at a press conference Thursday that the incident will be investigated by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the County’s Use of Deadly Force Investigative Task Force and the State Attorney’s office. Once the investigation is complete, Holloway said, the St. Pete police department will evaluate its policies and procedures to determine if any violations occurred during the shooting, which occurred when police attempted to capture Dominique Harris - who was wanted on a charge of child abuse - outside the Food Max on 18th Avenue South. Both Holloway and Mayor Rick Kriseman urged the community to remain calm and wait for the facts to come out before drawing any conclusions. The officer injured in the shooting is recovering and in good condition, Holloway said. He and Kriseman both expressed condolences to Harris’s family.

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