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    Release Number: 12-312

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 13, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Detectives Identified Suspect In Overnight Shooting

    Warrant for 2nd Degree Murder has been issued for suspect.
    • Sunday
    • August 12, 2012
    • Time: 10:00 PM
    • 3508 Lindsey Street
    • Dover, FL

    Victim:

    Antonio Campos
    DOB: 9/16/1968
    3110 Munson Drive
    Dover, FL

    Warrant Issued For Suspect:


    (HCSO Booking #05-035900)

    Victor Herrera-Cruz
    DOB: 3/23/1984
    2810 Pettie Road
    Dover, Florida

    Suspect Vehicle:



    • 2003 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab Silver Pickup Truck
     

    Details:

    On August 12, 2012 at approximately 10:00 p.m. at 3508 Lindsey Street in Dover, the suspect, Victor Herrera-Cruz brandished a firearm from his waistband and shot the victim in the head. The victim died as a result of the shooting. The shooting was witnessed by two different witnesses who identified Herrera-Cruz as the person who shot the victim. The defendant was known to both witnesses and victim. They were all behind the residence drinking alcohol beverages together. While they were all drinking, the suspect and victim got into a verbal argument.

    The suspect then left and returned approximately five to ten minutes later where he approached the victim who was still sitting outside. The suspect approached the victim and stated something to the effect "you know what this is about" before shooting the victim. The suspect then fled the scene in a silver colored 2003 Dodge pickup truck and has not been seen since. Campos and Herrera-Cruz had a physical altercation a few weeks prior.

    Hillsborough County Fire Rescue pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

    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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