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Suspected killer of former Spring Hill woman caught

By PAT RAIA, pat@hernandosun.com

A man suspected in the shooting death of a former Spring Hill resident has been arrested by the police department in St. Petersburg, Florida.

St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said that around 11 p.m. on Sept. 16, police responded to the report of a shooting at a home at 1738 Granville Court South.

At the scene, police found 18-year-old Barbarajean Lombardi and Tommy Dixon, 21 dead of gunshot wounds. Lombardi was a former resident of Spring Hill. The gunman had fled the scene, Holloway said.

According to a Sept. 17 social media posting, detectives later identified the accused gunman as James Pagan, 29.

The suspect and at least one of the victims were known to each other, and the incident is suspected to be domestic-related, the posting said.

Pagan was later arrested by Alachua County Sheriff’s Office personnel on unrelated charges.

He remains in custody in Alachua County according to a St. Petersburg Police Department spokesperson.

The investigation into the shooting remains ongoing.

Barbarajean Lombardi was a former student of Faith Christian Academy in Spring Hill, where funeral services will take place Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Anyone with information about the shootings should call the St. Petersburg police at 727-893-7780.

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