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St. Petersburg teen charged in fatal shooting

A St. Petersburg teenager already being held at the Pinellas County Jail on unrelated robbery charges is now accused of fatally shooting a St. Petersburg man in the back on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Charles Diego Dorns Jr., 17, 1630 Russell St. S., was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of Arsenio Brinson, 26, 800 Treasure Court S.

The homicide occurred in the 1900 block of 20th Street South on Jan. 20 at about 9:15 p.m., St. Petersburg police say. Another male was shot, but survived his injuries.

Detectives say Dorns came up from behind Brinson, shot him in the back of the head with a handgun and then fled. The motive is still under investigatoin.

A witness identified Dorns as the shooter, police spokesman Mike Puetz said.

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