David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 10-246
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- August 25, 2010
- Contact Person:
- Debbie Carter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspect Arrested Via Tip From Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers receives tip that suspect indicated a mass shooting.
- August 23, 2010
- Time: 12:00 AM
- Leto High School
- Tampa, FL
Austin James Cook, DOB 9-16-92
7220 Creekwood Court
Solicitation to Commit Murder
Threat to Discharge Destructive Device
During July, 2010 detectives received an anonymous complaint via Crime Stoppers indicating a mass shooting was planned to occur at Leto High School on a specific date and at a specific time. Detectives identified and interviewed witnesses, obtaining information that substantiated the original complaint. Detectives seized a firearm and a computer from the suspect’s residence. The suspect was arrested at his residence without incident on August 23, 2010, prior to the commencement of school.