Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-376 (11-353)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 8, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect

    Victim suffered fatal injuries in October shooting.
    • Monday
    • October 24, 2011
    • Time: 2:40 PM
    • 2202 - 131 Avenue East
    • Tampa, FL

    UPDATE:
     

    Homicide Detectives obtained a warrant for Jason Whitfield, DOB 9/13/84 for the murder of Michael Massaline which occurred on October 24, 2011. The suspect was located in Osceola County and was charged with Second Degree Murder with a Firearm.

    Suspect:


    Jason Jamar Whitfield
    DOB:  9/13/1984
    10938 N. 15th Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • Murder in the Second Degree with a Firearm

    Victim:

    Michael Massaline
    DOB: 8/2/1985
    14215 Shadow Moss Lane
    Tampa, FL

    Details from Previous News Release 11-353:

    At approximately 2:40 p.m. on October 24, 2011, deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 2202 – 131 Avenue East. When deputies arrived they discovered the victim laying in the yard between two duplexes. The victim had been shot in the upper torso and was transported to Tampa General Hospital. The victim died later at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

    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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