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Pinellas deputies arrest man wanted in Michigan murder

CLEARWATER – Deputies have arrested a 27-year-old suspect in a shooting that left one man dead in Michigan.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Saturday at about 1:45 p.m. at a home in Clearwater.

Authorities say Alex John Parker Jr. of Flint, Michigan, was wanted for shooting two men in Flint on Oct. 12.

Parker allegedly shot the men in retaliation after one of them shot him several weeks before. Two warrants were issued for his arrest, one for homicide and the other for attempted homicide.

Investigators developed leads indicated he could be staying at a residence in Clearwater. Early Saturday, a SWAT team entered the home and found Parker hiding underneath a bed.

Detectives say Parker has a long criminal history.

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