Armed Suspect

UPDATE as of 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit 

Wayne Lovell Dew (Suspect - Deceased)
DOB: 09/08/1957
Address: 7850 134th Street North, Unincorporated Seminole.

Detectives have identified 65-year-old Wayne Lovell Dew as the suspect in the attempted murder investigation. 

Next of kin has been notified. 

The investigation continues. 

***End of Update*** 

***Original Release***

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
-Negotiator Response Team
-Flight Unit

PINELLAS COUNTY – On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Chief Deputy Paul Halle held a press conference to discuss an attempted murder that occurred at 7850 134th Street North.

On June 11, 2023, at approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to 7850 134th Street North in unincorporated Seminole after reports that a female had been shot. Once deputies arrived on scene, an adult female was located at a neighboring home with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Deputies attempted numerous times to communicate with the suspect, who was still believed to be inside the residence, but he did not surrender.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and the Negotiator Response Team were called to assist. After nearly 7 hours, specialized equipment and tactics were utilized and the suspect was located inside the residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Additional details regarding the identity of the suspect and the victim will be released at a later time.

To view the entire press conference, visit:

The investigation continues.

Posted by Amanda Sinni Sunday, June 11, 2023 12:42:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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