Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-214

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

    Family Argument Turns Fatal

    One brother pulls a firearm and fires a round striking his other brother.
    • Sunday
    • June 26, 2011
    • Time: 11:15 PM
    • 10020 Wilder Road
    • Tampa, FL


    Freddie Honaker (Deceased)
    DOB: 12/07/46
    10020 Wilder Road
    Tampa, FL

    Roger Honaker
    DOB: 3/30/48
    10020 Wilder Road
    Tampa, FL


    On June 26, 2011 at approximately 11:15 p.m. deputies were notified that a subject was firing shots while inside the residence of 10020 Wilder Ave in Tampa. When deputies arrived, they found two gunshot victims.

    One victim, Roger Honaker, had a single gunshot wound to his legs. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The second victim, Freddie Honaker, had a single gunshot wound to his head and he was also transported to Tampa General Hospital where he died from his injury.

    Preliminary information is that the two victims are brothers and were at 10020 Wilder Ave with other family members when an argument broke out. Some point during the argument, one of the brothers pulled a firearm and fired one round striking his other brother in the legs. The shooter then apparently turned the gun on him self firing one shot into his head.

    Detectives do not believe there are any other shooters and are not looking for any suspects.

    Next of Kin has been notified.

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