Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery/ Homicide Unit
Darius L. Johnson (Victim- Deceased)
Address: 160 East Overbrook Street in Belleair Bluffs
David C. Murray Biggs (Arrested)
Address: 2225 Nursery Road Apartment B4 108 in Clearwater
Charges: One count of First Degree Murder
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have arrested a man for murder after he forcibly entered a residence with a handgun and shot and killed a male known to him at a residence in Belleair Bluffs.
Deputies were called to the residence at about 12:27 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The suspect was arrested for First Degree Murder on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The incident occurred at a private residence located at 160 East Overbrook Street in Belleair Bluffs.
At about 12:27 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2019, Pinellas deputies were dispatched to a residence located at 160 East Overbrook Street in Belleair Bluffs for reports of multiple gun shots.
When deputies arrived about 12:32 p.m., they found, 24-year-old Darius Johnson, shot inside his residence. Deputies pronounced Johnson deceased at about 12:46 p.m. and secured the home.
Pinellas detectives say Darius Johnson and 22-year-old David Murray Biggs had been arguing for the last couple of days and it had escalated to verbal threats.
On Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2019, Murray Biggs drove to Johnson’s residence and they began arguing outside the home. During the argument, Murray Biggs produced a gun and began shooting Johnson. Johnson retreated inside his home and Murray Biggs followed, forcing himself inside, where he continued to shoot Johnson.
Murray Biggs immediately left the location after shooting Johnson and was taken into custody a short time later by Pinellas deputies.
Murray Biggs was transported to the Pinellas County Jail and charged with First Degree Murder
Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation continues.
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