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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-124

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 15, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    More Arrests In Progress Village Shooting

    More arrests in the shooting that took place on 8307 Allamanda Ave. Tampa, Fl on 3/31/2010.
    • Thursday
    • April 15, 2010
    • Time: 11:41 AM
    • 8307 Allamanda Ave.
    • Tampa, Fl
    UPDATE APRIL 15, 2010 – Additional arrests

    Suspect:

    Aaron Steadman, DOB 9-28-89
    7302 Heritage Hills Drive, Apt. B
    Temple Terrace

    Charge:

    Conspiracy to Commit Murder

    Steadman was arrested on April 7, 2010 for Violation of Probation (Grand Theft) and the Conspiracy to Commit Murder charge was added on yesterday – April 14, 2010 by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives.

    Suspect:

    John Knox Steadman, DOB 4-6-91
    7302 Heritage Hills Drive, Apt. B
    Temple Terrace

    Charges:

    Attempted Felony Murder (5 Counts)
    Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon (5 counts)

    On April 14, 2010 the U.S. Marshals Task Force Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested John Steadman on Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office warrants. Steadman was taken into custody without incident after returning to his residence.

    Suspect:

    Landrick Edwards, DOB 12-9-89
    Currently in Polk County Jail on Burglary Charges (Lakeland Police Department)

    Charges:

    Attempted Felony Murder (5 counts)
    Aggravated Battery With A Deadly Weapon (5 counts)

    On April 15, 2010 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives walked through a warrant on the above charges for Landrick Edwards. The additional charges will be placed on Edwards who is currently in the Polk County Jail.

    Suspect:

    Aljunda Tompkins, DOB 4-4-93
    10619 North 56 Street
    Tampa

    Charges:

    5 counts of Attempted Murder

    Victims:

    Preston A. Young, DOB 7-7-93
    7913 Croton Avenue
    Tampa

    Michael Simpson, DOB 11-10-93
    5906 S. 82nd Street
    Tampa

    Quadarrius Brown, DOB 8-5-93
    8309 Bahia Avenue
    Tampa

    Elijah Wilson Anderson, DOB 7-19-96
    8323 Allamanda Avenue
    Tampa

    Marquis Williams, DOB 10-1-95
    7907 Croton Avenue
    Tampa

    Detectives investigating the incident that occurred on March 31, 2010 at approximately 2:50 p.m. in the area of 8307 Allamanda Avenue obtained a warrant for the arrest of 17 year old Aljunda Tompkins. Tompkins was located this afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m. at his residence, 10619 North 56 Street in Tampa, where he was taken into custody without incident.

    Original Information released on March 31, 2010:

    Today at approximately 2:50 p.m. an ongoing feud between two groups of teenagers boiled over into gunfire.

    Apparently the two groups have been arguing over the last couple of days and today it became violent when on group of teens left and a short time later two of the teens returned riding in a car and armed with a rifle.

    It is still unclear what the exact motive was behind the incident.


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