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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-147

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 26, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    HCSO Detectives Conducting A Death Investigation

    Man suffers fatal gun shot wound.
    • Thursday
    • April 26, 2012
    • Time: 2:00 AM
    • 10139 Bryant Road
    • Lithia, Florida


    Taylor J. McKenna
    DOB: 10/2/1992
    10139 Bryant Road
    Lithia, Florida


    On April 26, 2012 at approximately 2 a.m. this morning, deputies were notified that a man had been shot at the residence of 10139 Bryant Road in Lithia. When deputies arrived, they located one adult male who was deceased. The victim has been identified as Taylor McKenna.

    Preliminary information at this time is that McKenna and his friends were home and may have been playing with a loaded gun when a round accidently discharged and fatality wounded the victim.

    At some point an unloaded handgun was being shown to the group and was then reloaded. McKenna was apparently unaware the gun had been reloaded, picked up the firearm and fired one round. McKenna was struck once in the head and died at the scene.

    McKenna's body has been taken to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office where an official cause of death will be determined.

    The investigation continues.
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