David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 11-318
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- September 19, 2011
- Contact Person:
- Larry McKinnon : firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspect remains in critical condition following shooting.
- September 17, 2011
- Time: 9:04 AM
- 7504 N. Hale Avenue
- Tampa, FL
Luis A. Fuente (Deceased)
212 S. Howard Avenue, Apt #9
7504 N. Hale Avenue
On September 17, 2011, at 9:04 a.m., deputies responded to a shooting that occurred at 7504 N Hale Avenue in Tampa. When deputies arrived, they found one man dead outside the residence. Early reports indicate that an argument broke out between the victim and the suspect. During the argument, the suspect allegedly pulled a firearm and shot the victim multiple times. The suspect, Jorge Sanchez then left the residence in his vehicle and drove to a convenience store where he called a relative.
A short time later, the suspect’s family relayed his whereabouts to deputies. Deputies responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot at Dale Mabry and W. Waters. When deputies arrived, they located the family friend sitting in the driver’s seat but did not see anyone else in the vehicle. The deputies had the driver step away from the vehicle. While the driver was approaching deputies, Jorge Sanchez rose from the back seat and shot himself once in the head. Sanchez was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition.