Two men, Tyron Davis, 22, and Nagee Hester, 25, have been charged in connection to an armed robbery that resulted in a shootout with police in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the charges.
According to PCSO, undercover detectives from the St. Petersburg Police Department were monitoring Davis, who was suspected of committing two armed robberies in the days leading up to the incident. The detectives responded to a reported robbery at a Mobil gas station on August 30, where they encountered a suspect matching Davis’ description.
Detectives spotted the vehicle believed to be carrying Davis near the area of 5th Ave. S. and 27th St. S. When they attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Davis allegedly leaned out of the passenger’s side window and fired multiple rounds at the detectives. In response, the detectives returned fire as the vehicle fled the scene. The pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed near the area of 10th Ave. S. and 12th St., leading to Davis’ arrest.
During a search of Davis’ bag, law enforcement found two firearms, ammunition, $1,278 in cash, gloves, a mask, and a photo of Davis. He has been charged with multiple offenses, including robbery with a firearm, delinquency in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, aggravated assault, shooting a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle, and tampering with physical evidence.
On September 13, detectives arrested Nagee Hester, who admitted to being Davis’ getaway driver after the robbery. Detectives from the Deadly Force Investigative Taskforce stated that Hester witnessed Davis shooting at the police. Additionally, photos of Hester with the firearms recovered after the robbery were found on her phone. She has been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported during the shootout. Both suspects are currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail.