Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-303

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 14, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Suspect Arrested In Shooting & Home Invasion

    Detectives make arrest in shooting death of David Briell, III.
    • Friday
    • October 15, 2010
    • Time: 7:46 AM
    • 12310 Ajay Ct.
    • Tampa, FL


    Adonius Bailey
    DOB 11-08-77
    12310 Ajay Ct.
    Tampa, FL


    First Degree Murder with a Firearm
    Armed Burglary with a Battery/Assault


    On October 13, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., the defendant, Adonius Bailey unlawfully entered the residence at 12230 Dawn Vista Drive in Riverview armed with a firearm. Bailey had taken a female over to the residence to see the victim. Bailey was waiting outside the residence and when the female failed to come out of the house, Bailey entered. He entered a bedroom where the victim, David Briell, was with the female and then shot Briell multiple times, killing him.

    The defendant then kicked open a locked bedroom door of a roommate of the victim and ordered him to lay face down and not to move. The relationship between all the individuals involved is still unclear. The suspect was arrested at his residence at approximately 5:00 p.m. October 14, 2010. We will not be releasing the name of the female or the roommate as they are both witnesses.

    Previous News Release- 10-301


    David Briell
    DOB 04-25-71
    12230 Dawn Vista Drive
    Riverview, FL


    On October 13, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies were called to 12230 Dawn Vista Drive in Riverview in reference to what the witness (roommate) believed to be a burglary in progress. When deputies arrived they discovered a deceased male inside the home. The victim is the roommate of the witness. According to the witness, he heard a subject force his way into the home and get into a confrontation with the victim who was in separate bedroom. The roommate hid in his room on the floor. According to the witness, the male suspect told the victim to stay in his room. The witness cannot identity the suspect or describe the suspect other than the suspect was male. The investigation is ongoing and detectives do not believe that this was a random act.
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