Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-422

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 12, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Update In August Traffic Homicide Investigation

    The driver in a traffic crash involving the death of a  pedestrian surrenders to deputies.
    • Friday
    • August 26, 2011
    • Time: 12:30 AM
    • 11th Street N and 124th Avenue
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:


    Howard Earl Warren
    DOB: 3/10/1981
    502 Sparkman Avenue E, Apt A
    Tampa, FL

    Charge:

    • Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash with Death

    Victim:

    Shelly Jo Morganski
    DOB: 12/19/66
    Last Known Address:
    2208 E. 138th Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    UPDATE:

    Howard Earl Warren turned himself into Hillsborough County deputies this afternoon at Orient Road Jail. He is being booked on charges of Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Death. An arrest warrant had been issued December 9, 2011.

    Previous News Release 11-288:

    At approximately, 12:30 a.m., deputies were notified of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle near the corner of 11th Street N and 124th Avenue in Tampa. When deputies arrived on the scene, they located an adult female critically injured in the roadway.
    Paramedics with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

    The Eye On Crime video shows the pedestrian walking partially across 124th Avenue when she stumbles and falls into the middle of the roadway. The victim remains laying in the roadway until she is run over by a southbound vehicle which flees the scene. The cameras show the vehicle turning west on 124th Avenue and then south on Nebraska. The vehicle appears to be a light colored early 2000 Nissan Altima 4-door.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect or suspect vehicle 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 or vehicle 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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