Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-245

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 20, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Man Was Shot While Riding His Motorcycle

    Detectives seeking anyone that was in the area on July 8, 2011 to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office with information regarding the incident.
    • Friday
    • July 8, 2011
    • Time: 10:58 PM
    • Lakewood Drive South and Oakfield Drive
    • Tampa, FL

    Victim:

    Patrick Carathanasis
    DOB 10-28-72
    Brandon, FL

    Possible suspect vehicle:

    Unknown make white or pearl color pick up truck with dark tinted windows and expensive rims.

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred on July 8, 2011 at approximately 10:58 p.m. in the area of Lakewood Drive South and Oakfield Drive in Brandon.

    The victim was operating a Yamaha motorcycle traveling eastbound on Highway 60. In the area of Providence Road the victim pulled in front of a white pickup truck that began following the victim. When they got to the area of Lakewood Drive South and Oakfield Drive the victim heard what he described as popping sounds and then realized that he had been shot in the back. The pickup truck fled the scene. The victim was discovered by a citizen that called the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

    Detectives are asking that anyone that was in the area on July 8, 2011 or 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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