David Gee, Sheriff
News Releases are to be used for informational purposes only.
Information provided should not be relied upon for any type of legal action.
Release Number: 11-127
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- April 14, 2011
- Contact Person:
- Debbie Carter : firstname.lastname@example.org
Man Was Shot Leaving Sports Bar
Robbery appears to be the motive for the shooting.
- April 14, 2011
- Time: 2:10 AM
- Legends Sports Bar
- 1339 Fletcher Avenue East
- Tampa, FL
Lamario Jarrod Kelly, DOB: 3/27/90
8116 - 17th Street
Black male, 21 – 23 years of age, tall, skinny, dark complexion wearing black pants, black hoodie and red cap.
At approximately 2:15 a.m. deputies responded to the Legends Sports Bar located at 1339 East Fletcher Avenue in reference to a shooting. Deputies discovered the victim Lamario Kelly laying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder area. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the victim, he had exited the bar at closing and was walking to his vehicle when he was confronted by the armed suspect. The suspect stated “Give it up”; he took property (jewelry) from the victim and shot the victim. The suspect then fled the scene.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to