Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-385 (11-384)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 16, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Detectives Make Arrest In Homicide Investigation

    Robbery turns fatal.
    • Monday
    • November 14, 2011
    • Time: 11:00 PM
    • 2230 E. Fletcher Avenue
    • Tampa, FL

    Arrested:


    Brandon Dewayne Jones
    DOB: 12/17/1983
    13618 N. 22nd Street, Apt. B
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • First Degree Murder
    • Robbery of a Person

    Victim:

    Huayvez Gomez-Mejia
    DOB: 1/9/1986
    13602 N. 21st Street, Apt. A
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On November 14, 2011, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Brandon Jones and Huayvez Gomez-Mejia were at the BP Gas Station, 2230 E. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa, when Jones confronted Gomez-Mejia and punched him in the side of the head with his fist.

    Jones was trying to knock Gomez-Mejia unconscious so he could steal his money and buy a pack of cigarettes. Gomez-Mejia fell to the ground and eight dollars and a cell phone were taken from his pockets by Jones.

    Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy and classified Gomez-Mejia's death as a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.

    On November 14, 2011, at 11:00 p.m., the store clerk at the BP Gas Station, 2230 E. Fletcher Avenue in Tampa, notified Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office a man was laying on the ground behind the gas station. When deputies arrived, they discovered Huayvez Gomez-Mejia deceased.

    Brandon Jones was arrested at his home without incident. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail where he is being held with no bond.

    Jones has admitted to the offense.
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