Largo teen held without bond until trial, charged with murder

Compton was booked into the Pinellas County Jail Sunday afternoon.
Compton was booked into the Pinellas County Jail Sunday afternoon.

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – A 19-year-old from Largo will remain in the Pinellas County Jail following his arrest Sunday on a first-degree murder charge.

Jared Tyler Compton made his first appearance before a judge on Monday morning. The judge ordered Compton be held without bond while he awaits trial.

According to a Largo Police Department report officers were dispatched to a home in the 600 block of Rosery Road Northwest at 11:30 pm Saturday in response to an injured person call. When they arrived they found 24-year-old Quade Gifford dead from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Detectives questioned witnesses and gathered other evidence before developing Compton as a suspect in the case. He was located early Sunday and questioned.

The report states Compton implicated himself as the person responsible for Gifford’s death.

Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

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