Man charged in deadly shooting outside Largo motel

- Pinellas County deputies have arrested a man in connection with a deadly shooting that happened Thursday night in Largo.

The shooting occurred around 10:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Andrea Cove Motel Apartments, located at 10464 106th Avenue North.

When deputies arrived, they found 47-year-old Ricky Garland shot. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died. Officials said Garland lived at one of the apartments.

According to investigators, Angel Martinez and Larrisha Williams, who are in a relationship, were arguing in the parking lot shortly before the shooting.

Deputies said Martinez was armed with a gun and shot Garland. It's unclear at this point how Garland became involved in the incident.

Williams' two children were found alone in one of the apartments nearby. She was subsequently charged with felony child neglect, deputies said.

Martinez has been charged with second-degree murder.

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