Pinellas Park police believe man was killed by teen over beer money

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (WFLA) – The victim of a shooting in Pinellas Park on Monday has died.

Pinellas Park police say John Asch, 44, died Wednesday at a hospital, turning the investigation into a homicide.

Asch was shot Monday at 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of 62nd Avenue North.

Pinellas Park police detectives were able to identify the shooting suspect. The 16-year-old suspect was located Thursday afternoon and is now in custody.

Jason Olivo-Smith, of Pinellas Park, is charged with first-degree murder.

Police said Olivo-Smith gave Asch money to possibly buy beer for him at a convenience store.

Asch rode away on his bike with the money. Olivo-Smith allegedly chased Asch down and shot him in the head.

Olivo-Smith will be booked into the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center.

Asch was homeless and staying in the area around Kenneth City and Pinellas Park.

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