Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-280

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 22, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Shooting Death Investigation

    Argument leads to fatal shooting.
    • Thursday
    • August 18, 2011
    • Time: 11:02 PM
    • 6202 Sheldon Road
    • Tampa, FL


    Rogelio Garcia-Maristany, DOB 9-26-75
    6210 Sheldon Road
    Tampa, FL

    Tommy Nelson Jr. DOB 10-13-88
    6202 Sheldon Road
    Tampa, FL


    On August 18, 2011 at approximately 11:02 p.m. deputies responded to the Beacon Isles Apartments located at 6202 Sheldon Road in reference to a shooting. Garcia -Maristany and Nelson both live within the Beacon Isles Apartment complex and are known to each other. The two individuals got into a verbal argument which turned physical when Garcia-Maristany attacked Nelson. Nelson in an attempt to stop the attack shot Garcia-Maristany in the upper torso. Both individuals were armed at the time. Garcia-Maristany died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Nelson called 911 to report the incident and remained at the scene for deputies’ arrival.

    The investigation continues and detectives are conducting interviews and are consulting with the State Attorney’s Office.
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