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Release Number: 10-205
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- June 23, 2010
- Contact Person:
- Debbie Carter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Man Out For A Walk With His Dog Is Shot
Man is shot by unknown black male suspect.
- June 23, 2010
- Time: 12:20 AM
- 2206 132nd Avenue East
- Tampa, FL
Joseph Richardson, DOB 04-06-86
2206 132 Avenue East
#1 – black male, 22 - 29 years of age, 5’5” – 5’8”, 160 lbs., wearing all black.
#2 – black male, 22-29 years of age, 5’5’ – 5’8”, 160 lbs., wearing all black, a bandana over his face and armed with a handgun.
According to the victim, at approximately 12:20 a.m. he went outside of his apartment to walk his dog. As he got to the bottom of the stairs, a black male wearing all black, approached him and asked for a light. Immediately after this, another black male wearing all black and a bandana over his face came from behind the stairwell and pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspect told the victim to "give it up”. The first suspect reached into the victim's pocket and took cash from the victim. The suspect then fired several shots at the victim striking him three times in the upper body. The suspects then fled the scene.
The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was treated and released.
Anyone with any information reference the incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.