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Police Need Public's Help to Nab North Greenwood Shooting Suspect

Clearwater Police have identified the suspect from Friday's shooting as Kwuashawn Wyche, 16, of Palmetto Park Apartments in Clearwater. His whereabouts are unknown, and he is believed to still be armed.

Clearwater Police are asking the public for help to find a teen suspect wanted in connection to a shooting incident on Engman Steet Friday that sent a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Kwuashawn Wyche, 16, who lives at the Palmetto Park Apartments, is wanted on charges of attempted felony murder in connection with the incident, according to investigators Sunday.

Wyche's current whereabouts are unknown, and detectives are asking the public for help to find and take him into custody. He is believed to still be armed.

"Wyche was involved in a physical altercation with an adult male on Engman Street near Holt Avenue," according to a media release. "At some point during the fight, Wyche brandished a firearm and shot the male, who sustained life-threatening injuries. The victim is still being treated for his injuries in an undisclosed Tampa Bay area hospital."

Wyche, 16, is described as 5-foot 5-inches tall, 150 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. He goes by the nickname "Jersey." His address is listed 1001 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., No. 604, in Clearwater.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clearwater Police Department at 727-562-4242. You can also contact the Clearwater Police Department Homicide Tip Line at 727-562-4422. You can also remain anonymous by sending information to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the department website at www.clearwaterpolice.org or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClearwaterPolice.

*updated 7:23 p.m. Jan. 27, 2013

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Bob Deloge January 27, 2013 at 08:49 PM
ANOTHER CASE OF A PUNK WITH A GUN.BOB
tammi January 31, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Another case of some asshole leaving a comment he knows nothing about....ever stop to think that maybe hes a good kid just got caught in a bad situation...I doubt it all everyone sees is a black kid with a gun no one cares what his life is like or what he's been through.. the boy is only 16 its very sad. And for his sake I pray he's ok and that he turns himself in before the police find him....God knows they probably shoot first and ask questions later...by then it will to late
Jersey MoM May 05, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Thank you Tammi for that comment and yes he is a great kid i am a single mother who has been fighting THE STREETS for her son and when he is found innocent i will look for Bob's comments then. He wasn't raised to be what he is being betrade to be His PAID lawyer will reveal that. So Bob get your facts before you attack. My son was in school up and an athlete up to this event.

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