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Police: St. Pete man killed in alleged drug deal

A 23-year-old man was found dead Monday after he was shot during an alleged drug transaction, according to the St. Petersburg police.

About 7:15 p.m., police responded to 2701 Fairfield Ave. S. and found DeJuan Beachum, 23, whose last known addresses was 1517 28th St. S., with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene about 7:30 p.m..

Investigators determined that Beachum tried to rob Shawn J. Dillman, 32, during an alleged drug transaction. They fought over Beachum’s firearm, after which, Beachum was shot and killed. No charges have been filed against Dillman.

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