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Police arrest man accused of gunning down Army veteran

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

Four days after a U.S. Army veteran was gunned down in his own driveway, St. Petersburg police arrested their prime suspect.

Shirune Green's dramatic arrest involved a pile of laundry, police K9, and a fight. When it was over, he had a bullet wound -- even though no one fired a shot.

Police tracked Green down at the Pinellas Point Apartment Complex at 2125 62nd Place South.

When they knocked on the door to Apt. 19, a woman let them in to search. A police K9 found him hiding under a pile of dirty laundry inside a closet. Police say he refused orders to surrender and was bitten on the right arm by the dog.

Green was taken to the hospital, where doctor's treated the minor dog bite wound.

While there, doctors also discovered a gunshot wound. No shots were fired during Wednesday night's arrests. Detectives said the wound may be the result of the May 10 confrontation with Floyd Lassiter.

Police say Green and another man shot Lassiter after he tried to stop them from stealing his car. The 20-year-army veteran was shot several times in the chest and died a short time later at the hospital.

"It's hurting so bad," Lassiter's cousin, Ermon Clinton-Lassiter said. "They took a piece of me. I just want justice to be served and get my family some closure because I ain't going to rest until I get closure."

Green is charged with first-degree murder. He is being held under armed guard at the hospital.

Police are still searching for the second suspect. They are also interviewing the woman who answered the door at the apartment to find out how complicit she was in hiding Green -- and whether she should be charged.

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