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Man who graduated high school in Park Rapids, Minn., killed during neighborhood dispute in Florida

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Man who graduated high school in Park Rapids, Minn., killed during neighborhood dispute in Florida
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A Park Rapids, Minn., native was killed Sunday in his Tampa, Fla., suburb during a neighborhood dispute.

David James, 41, a 1987 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School, was shot in a neighborhood park while playing basketball with his 8-year-old daughter, Danielle.

The shooting took place in the suburb of Valrico.

Witnesses say James lunged at a neighbor who was allegedly threatening skateboarders in the neighborhood when the gun discharged, instantly killing James.

Sarah Smith is a reporter at The Park Rapids (Minn.) Enterprise, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

Pioneer staff reports
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