Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-402

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 1, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Store Owner Shot During Robbery

    Two suspects wanted for robbery and shooting.
    • Wednesday
    • November 30, 2011
    • Time: 8:26 PM
    • BP Gas Station
    • 9702 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    • Tampa, FL


    Tae Chun Kang
    DOB: 4-1-69
    Owner of the BP Station


    • #1 - Black male, thin build, wearing a white long sleeve shirt, jeans and mask. Armed with a handgun.
    • #2 - Black male wearing dark clothing and a mask.


    At approximately 8:26 p.m. on November 30, 2011, the suspects entered the store and made a demand for money. The suspects then attempted to take money from the owner (his personal money) when a struggle ensued between the owner and the suspects. The gun was fired during the struggle and struck the victim in the leg. The suspects then fled the store in an unknown direction. Two members of the victims family were in a back room when the robbery occurred. One of those family members called the Sheriff's Office. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital with a non life threatening injury.

    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 C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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