Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-036

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 28, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • J.D. Callaway : jcallawa@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8058

    Suspected Killer Transferred To Hillsborough County

    Suspect's gunshot wounds require special care available at the Falkenburg Road Jail.
    • Thursday
    • January 28, 2010
    • Time: 1:10 PM
    • Falkenburg Road Jail
    • Hillsborough County
    • Tampa

    Accused killer John Kalisz was released earlier this morning from Shands Hospital in Gainesville and transported by ambulance to the Falkenburg Road Jail. 

    On January 14, 2010, Kalisz, DOB 10/11/54, went to a house on Wilhelm Road in Brooksville and shot four females. killing two and sending the other two to the hospital. Kalisz fled north in a vehicle, and got into a shootout in Dixie County with law enforcement officers. Killed during that gun battle was Dixie County Sheriff's Office Captain Chad Reed.

    Kalisz was shot multiple times.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, in a mutual aid request from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, accepted Kalisz as an inmate because the Falkenburg Road Jail is equipped to handle his medical needs. Once his medical condition has improved, Kalisz will be transferred to the Hernando County jail.


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