Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-515

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 27, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Samara Sodos : ssodos@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8071

    Double Stabbing

    Double stabbing leaves one man dead.
    • Sunday
    • December 23, 2012
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • 4001 W. Waters. Avenue


    Ovidio Sanchez (DOB 2-24-67) - deceased
    Luis Rivers (DOB 9/17/93) – stabbed


    HCSO detectives are investigating a double stabbing that left one man dead and
    another man hospitalized. At around 7:30pm, a 19 year-old man walked into the
    7-Eleven at 4001 Waters Ave. covered in blood after being stabbed several times.
    He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment where he is in stable

    An hour later, an anonymous caller alerted authorities there was another man
    unconscious nearby. Paramedics responded to W. Waters Ave. and N. Lois and
    discovered a man stabbed multiple times in a dry drainage ditch next to a
    strip mall. They attempted to revive him but he later died. He is identified
    as Ovidio Sanchez (DOB 12-24-67).

    Because of the proximity of the two incidents and other factors, detectives
    believe the two stabbings are related, but continue to investigate and follow
    up leads.

    If anyone has any information about these events, please contact the
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.
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