Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-010

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborougho County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 8, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Shooting/Homicide 5718 16th Ave

    On January 7, 2010 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting at 5718 – 16 Avenue South in Palm River.  It appears the shooting was a result of an ongoing neighborhood dispute between the victims and the individuals that reside at the 16th avenue address.
    • Thursday
    • January 7, 2010
    • Time: 5:41 PM
    • 5718 – 16 Avenue South
    • Palm River
    Who:

    Victims:
    George Wesley Kearse,  DOB 8-9-85  (deceased)
    1007 Davis Drive
    Tampa
     
    Corey David Brown,  DOB 10-25-86  (stable at TGH)
    561 Cookman Drive
    Tampa

    What:   
    Shooting/homicide

    When:
       
    January 7, 2010  at 5: 41 p.m.

    Where:
       
    5718 – 16 Avenue South, Palm River


    Summary:
     
    On January 7, 2010 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting at 5718 – 16 Avenue South in Palm River.  It appears the shooting was a result of an ongoing neighborhood dispute between the victims and the individuals that reside at the 16th avenue address.
     
    On January 7, 2010, earlier in the day all parties involved had a verbal confrontation over a dog.  The two males listed above left the scene and then returned at approximately 5:40 p.m. where another confrontation occurred which resulted in the two males being shot.  Both victims were transported to Tampa General Hospital where Kearse expired and Brown is listed in stable condition.
     
    Investigators are continuing the investigation and will be consulting with the State Attorney’s Office.  At this time there is no arrest, and the investigation continues.
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