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St. Pete woman shot during capture of wanted felon by bail bondsmen

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Authorities say a woman was shot and wounded in the drive-thru of a Tampa Bay area McDonald’s as a team of bail bondsmen moved to capture a wanted felon.

St. Petersburg police say the team was trying to box in the man’s vehicle when a woman in the front passenger seat was shot. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

Police say the wanted man, 26-year-old Deveon Stokes, was taken into custody. His warrant was for driving with a suspended license, possession with intent to sell cocaine and failure to appear in court.

Authorities didn’t immediately name the woman who was shot.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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