Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-524

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 31, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Offic : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Plant City Shooting

    Two men arrested.
    • Saturday
    • December 29, 2012
    • Time: 1:20 PM
    • 3405 Keene Road
    • Plant City, Florida

    Victim

    • Gabriel Navarrete (DOB 4-30-91)

    Suspects:

    • Brandon Matthew Berg (DOB 8-28-91)
    • Raymond Anthony Cook-Underwood (DOB 11-2-93)

    Details:

    After spending the day sorting out many details, HCSO detectives made two arrests in the shooting at 3405 Keene Rd. in Plant City. The incident started at 1:20 p.m., when Gabriel Navarrete (DOB 4-30-91) and his girlfriend Diamond Bautista (DOB 2-14-92) drove over to the Keene Road home. Navarrete was looking to collect a debt from Brandan Matthew Berg (DOB 8-28-91), who lives at the address. Outside the home, Navarrete got into a confrontation with Raymond Anthony Cook-Underwood (DOB 11-2-93) who doesn't live at the address but is friends with Berg. The whole exchange took place on the driveway near the shoulder of Keene Rd. The confrontation became violent when Cook-Underwood flashed a semi-automatic pistol and fired four rounds into the air and ground. He then shot Navarrete in the thigh. Paramedics took Navarrete to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for treatment. Within minutes, both
    Navarrete's brother and Brandan Berg arrived at the scene. When Navarrete's brother saw Berg, he took a baseball bat and smashed Berg's car windshield. Berg then took a barbell and shattered the rear and passenger side windows of Bautista's car, while Bautista was still inside of it. Berg and Cook-Underwood then took off in Berg's car. Witnesses say Berg shot the pistol at least twice in the air while he was driving down the road. Deputies pulled over Berg's car in the Publix parking lot near I-4 and Thonotosassa Rd. where they were taken into custody. Detectives charged Raymond Cook-Underwood with aggravated battery with a firearm, three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm in public (misdemeanor). Brandan Berg is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle, and felony criminal mischief. Detectives are still assessing whether they will file more charges in this case.
     
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