Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-375

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 30, 2010
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    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Investigates Fire And Discovers A Body

    Homeowner sets house on fire and dies from apparent self-inflicted gun-shot wound.
    • Thursday
    • December 30, 2010
    • Time: 7:28 PM
    • 4139 Rolling Springs Drive
    • Tampa, FL


    James L. Harris, DOB 7-27-57
    4139 Rolling Springs Drive
    Tampa, FL


    At approximately 7:28 p.m. on December 30, 2010, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office along with Hillsborough County Fire responded to a residential fire at 4139 Rolling Springs Drive in Tampa. At the time of arrival the house was fully engulfed. Once investigators were able to begin a search, they discovered a deceased male in the back yard of the property.

    At this time, it appears that the homeowner set the house on fire and then went outside and died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. Next of kin responded to the scene. The victim lived alone at the residence.

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