Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-212

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 27, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    A Fight At Disco Turns Deadly

    Suspect pulls a gun during an argument.
    • Sunday
    • June 26, 2011
    • Time: 2:10 AM
    • La Raza Bar & Discotec
    • 4025 W. Waters Ave
    • Tampa, FL


    Santos Rene Herrera-Cruz
    DOB: 4/9/64
    1917 East Osborne Avenue
    Tampa, FL


    2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm

    Victim: (Deceased)

    Jose Rafael Murillo
    DOB: 4/2/75
    11730 Clifton Street #5
    Tampa, FL


    On June 26, 2011 at approximately 02:10 a.m. an altercation broke out between the Jose Rafael Murillo and Santos Herrera-Cruz while at the La Raza Bar & Discotec, 4025 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa.

    During the argument, a shoving match ensued when Herrera-Cruz pulled a handgun and fired two shots striking the Murillo at least once in the upper body.

    Herrera-Cruz then fled the scene and was later arrested at his residence. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he died a short time after he arrived.
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