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Release Number: 10-166
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- May 24, 2010
- Contact Person:
- Debbie Carter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspect Shoots Into Crowd And Fatally Wounds Innocent Bystander
Suspect fires shots into a group of people at a graduation party and strikes 3 victims.
- May 23, 2010
- Time: 12:50 AM
- 11349 Bloomingdale Avenue
Khayri Rashaad McCray, DOB 3-19-92
8909 Tidewater Trail
Student at Spoto High School
Charges: Second Degree Murder
2 counts – Attempted Murder
Devante Lamar Dallas, DOB 03-11-92
5510 Horton Road
Plant City, FL
Student at Durant High School
Jeffrey Thomas, DOB 08-19-68
2711 Queen Alberta Drive
De Ron Richardson, DOB 12-07-89
1168 Emerald Way
On May 23, 2010 at approximately 12:50 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting that occurred during a celebration at a rental party hall located at 11349 Bloomingdale Avenue in Riverview. During the celebration, a fight broke out between several of the attendants of the party. The defendant, Khayri McCray, was struck in the nose during fight. He then left the party hall as the chaperones were ejecting the individuals that were fighting.
While a crowd formed outside the main structure, the defendant retrieved a firearm and fired several rounds in the direction of the crowd. The victim, Devante Dallas, received a gunshot wound to the chest and expired at the scene. Victim Jeffrey Thomas received a gunshot wound to his lower back and was treated and released from the hospital. Victim De Ron received a gunshot wound to his upper right chest and was also treated and released from the hospital.
The defendant then fled the scene. Detectives were preparing an arrest warrant when the suspect contacted the Sheriff’s Office and advised he was with his parents and wanted to meet with detectives. At approximately 8:00 p.m., McCray arrived at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division where he was arrested.