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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-128

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 9, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Detectives Issue Warrant For Homicide Suspect

    The victim died from multiple gunshot wounds.
    • Thursday
    • April 5, 2012
    • Time: 11:24 PM
    • 7924 Flower Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    Michael Gilbert
    DOB: 2-4-80
    Tampa, Florida

    Suspect #1: (Warrant Issued for Felony First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery With A Firearm)

    Fabian Demetrick Williams
    DOB: 2-5-85
    Address: At large
    Last known address: 3236 Deerfield Drive
    Tampa, Florida

    Suspect #2:

    • Black or Hispanic Male
    • 5’11” – 6’
    • Thin build, approximately 160 lbs.
    • Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans.

    Possible Vehicle:

    • Mid to late 1990’s
    • 4-door, Mazda Protégé
    • Green or dark green in color with tinted windows and either black rims or no hub caps.


    Deputies responded to a shooting at approximately 11:24 p.m. and discovered the victim (Michael Gilbert) deceased in the front yard of the residence. The victim and a male friend (witness/victim) were over at the Flower Avenue residence visiting the male homeowner (witness/victim).

    At approximately 11:20 p.m. the defendant (Fabian Williams) while armed with a semi automatic pistol approached the victim, Michael Gilbert and the homeowner and demanded money. The defendant received approximately $150.00 in cash. During this time, the co-defendant, unknown black or Hispanic male armed with a semi automatic pistol approached the victim Gilbert while the defendant, Williams forced the homeowner into his residence at gunpoint. Upon entering the residence at 7924 Flower Avenue the defendant confronted Gilbert’s friend who was exiting the residence. The friend engaged in a physical altercation with the defendant which continued outside the residence. The homeowner and friend fled the area following the confrontation hearing multiple gunshots including two shots in the direction they were fleeing.

    Victim, Gilbert died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. The defendant, Fabian Williams is known to both the homeowner and friend. Detectives have issued a warrant for Fabian Demetrick Williams for Felony First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery with a firearm. The second suspect has not been identified at this time. Detectives believe that the robbery/homicide is drug related.

    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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