Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-029

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 26, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Armed Female Flees Store With Prescription

    Subject taken to local hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    • Tuesday
    • January 25, 2011
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Florida and Fletcher Avenue
    • Tampa, FL


    Sarah Elswick
    DOB 03-02-81
    4107 Carrollwood Village Drive.
    Tampa, FL


    At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 25, 2011, an adult female went into the Walgreens at 13130 Dale Mabry Highway North and fled the store without paying for a prescription. Personnel from the store called the incident in and were able to provide a description of the vehicle and the female. Deputies responded and came in contact with the female in the area of South Village and Dale Mabry. When confronted by deputies, the armed female got out of the vehicle and told deputies that she was going to shoot herself. Deputies attempted to negotiate with her when she got back in her vehicle and fled. Deputies pursued her to the area of Fletcher and Florida where she again exited her vehicle and put the gun to her mouth. Deputies were negotiating with her when she pulled the trigger, shooting herself in the mouth. She was transported to a local hospital. The victim was conscious at the scene and is expected to make a full recovery.
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