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Fight over parking spot leads to deadly shooting in Florida

Posted at 3:20 PM, Jul 19, 2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting at a convenience store in unincorporated Clearwater.

Sgt. Spencer Gross of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said that the shooting stemmed from a petty argument over a parking spot.

Deputies said Michael Drejka, of Clearwater, confronted a woman who parked in a handicapped parking space outside a Circle A Food Store. 

Witnesses told deputies the two were arguing because Drejka was upset the woman parked there even though she wasn't handicapped.

That's when the woman's boyfriend, Markeis McGlockton, of Clearwater, exited the store and shoved Drejka to the ground. 

Drejka responded by taking out a pistol and shooting McGlockton in the chest; he later died at a local hospital.


Investigators said multiple people witnessed the shooting and called 911.

Drejka is a legal concealed weapons permit holder and may not be charged because of Florida's Stand Your Ground law, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.