Largo teen held without bond until trial, charged with murder

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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