Largo Woman Shot in Neck; Alleged Shooter Apprehended

Authorities say a 19-year-old Largo man shot the woman during an attempted robbery at 135th Avenue North and was caught by deputies as he tried to flee.

A 19-year-old Largo man is in custody after deputies say he shot a woman in the neck while trying to rob her Friday night.

A Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy patrolling the Coral Way neighborhood shortly after 7 p.m. Friday "heard what sounded like a gunshot, then a woman's scream for help," according to a media release from the sheriff's office.

Deputies responded to a residence in the 3700 block of 135th Avenue North, where they discovered Brieonne Danielle Roiland, 30, screaming that she had been shot, officials said.

The suspect, Trevon Lamar Griffin, was later caught running through a field a short distance away from the crime scene, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities say that following preliminary interviews, they believe Griffin had attempted to rob Roiland at gunpoint when she was shot.

Roiland is recovering from the gunshot wound at a local hospital, officials said Saturday morning.

Griffin is charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, discharging a firearm in public, resisting arrest without violence and possession of marijuana.

He was taken to Pinellas County Jail, where he was being held Saturday on a total bond of $101,500.

The investigation is ongoing.

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