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Second arrest made in mobile home park double shooting

9:33 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
  • Francis Bahr is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder.
    
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Pinellas Co., FL-- Deputies have arrested the second suspect wanted in the double shooting that occurred at a local mobile home park Saturday morning. 

Officials arrested 55-year-old Francis Bahr Saturday for the shooting, and announced today that they caught the second suspect, 24-year-old Damian Blanchard. 

According to reports, Blanchard is the son of Rodney Blanchard, the man arrested Sunday for trying to freeze four kittens to death in sandwich bags in his freezer. 

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As 10 News reported Saturday, 42-year-old Rosa A. Pereira and 46-year-old David H. Sharp were shot while standing in the carport of their mobile home at the Sunshine Mobile Home Park. 

Detectives believe Bahr shot the two over a dispute that started when Pereira refused Bahr's advances. She was reportedly living with Sharp, a new boyfriend. 

Pereira and Sharp were taken to the hospital after the shooting with life threatening wounds to the upper body. 

They were both listed in critical condition, but reports say detectives were able to speak with Pereira and Sharp today, allowing them to confirm Damian's involvement in the shooting. 

Pereira and Sharp are now reportedly recovering.

Bahr has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, and Blanchard faces the same.

According to the latest reports, Bahr and Rodney Blanchard lived in the same mobile home at the Vagabond Mobile Home Park, and Rodney's son, Damian, lived with them until the night of the shooting.

Detectives say Damian and Bahr were directly involved with the shootings, as Damian called the victims out of their mobile home, and Bahr allegedly shot them. 

Deputies arrested Blanchard late Monday after friends of one of the victims, Rosa Pereira, called the Sheriff's Office to report that Damian was back at the Vagabond Mobile Home Park, and that he wanted to talk to detectives. 

Reports say he surrendered to officials at that time. 

Though both suspects have been caught and charged, latest reports say detectives are looking for a third subject, who is identified as a witness.

They would like to question 54-year-old Dayle Drollett who they say "will not be charged."


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