Teen killed on birthday, another arrested for his murder

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) – A teenager turning 18 was shot and killed on his birthday, according to St. Petersburg Police. Another teenager was arrested and charged with his murder.

The shooting happened on Wednesday at the home located on the 2100 block of 1st Street South in St. Petersburg. Maxwell Curtis Muennich, 18, was shot during a fight in front of his house.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead later Wednesday.

SPPD detectives identified and located the suspect, 17-year-old Christopher Scott. They found him at his house on 21st Avenue South and arrested him early Thursday morning.

He was taken to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center on one charge of first-degree murder.

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