David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 10-153
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- May 10, 2010
- Contact Person:
- Debbie Carter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fatal Beating Leads To Two Arrests
Two suspects have been arrested for beating a victim to death with a baseball bat.
- May 9, 2010
- Time: 2:07 AM
- 5202 Highway 41 South
- Ruskin, FL
Roberto Arredondo DOB 5-27-79 (deceased)
718 19th Avenue N.E.
Luis Miguel Romero DOB 9-13-93
505 2nd Street N.W.
(Westside Low Life – certified gang member)
First Degree Murder with a Deadly Weapon
Obstructing or Opposing an Officer without Violence (warrant)
Possession of Alcohol Beverage (warrant)
No Valid Driver’s License (warrant)
Jose Palomo DOB 8-11-91
13107 Brant Tree Drive
(Southside – certified gang member)
First Degree Murder
Possession of Marijuana
On May 9, 2010 at approximately 2:07 a.m., the victim was driving his vehicle when he was forced to stop due to the suspect’s vehicle cutting him off. Once stopped, the victim was struck several times with a baseball bat and robbed of his money. The victim died as a result of his injuries. The suspects then fled the scene. The suspects were identified and both admitted to the offense. Both suspects are certified gang members.
The investigation continues.