Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-101

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 26, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Warrant Issued For First Degree Murder and Armed Burglary With A Firearm

    Warrant issued for Juan Carlos Cruz.

    • Friday
    • March 26, 2010
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • 12606 Franklin Rd
    • Thonotosassa

    Juan Carlos Cruz, dob: 03/31/72
    12606 Franklin Road, Thonotosassa

    Charge: First Degree Murder
    Armed Burglary With A Firearm

    Hillsborough County Detectives have issued a warrant for Juan Carlos Cruz.
    Suspect is 5'5" tall, 150-180 pounds, short black hair, brown eyes, medium build

    The victim and his cousin were in the front yard of the residence when the suspect vehicle drove up. The suspect exited the vehicle and began shooting at the victim. The victim ran and the suspect continued to fire. The victim was shot multiple times. The cousin was not injured. The suspect fled in the above described vehicle.

    The victim was transported by Fire Rescue to South Florida Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced.

    Anyone with the known whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

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