Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-217

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 18, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Deputies Respond To Shots Fired

    Suspect in drive-by shooting critically injured.
    • Sunday
    • June 17, 2012
    • Time: 1:00 AM
    • 3418 Lindsey Street
    • Dover, Florida


    Jose Luis Hernandez
    DOB: 2/26/1990
    10 John Martin Street N
    Plant City, Florida


    On June 17, 2012, shortly after 1 a.m., deputies responded to 3418 Lindsey Street in Dover after a caller reported multiple shots fired at this residence during a drive-by shooting.

    According to witnesses, three cars drove southbound on Lindsey Street while the occupants of at least two vehicles began to fire at the residents who had gathered for a party. Guests at the party returned fire with a shotgun and 9mm handgun striking Jose Hernandez who was driving one of the vehicles in the back of the head.

    Passengers in Hernandez's vehicle then moved Hernandez to the back seat and drove him to South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City where he was dropped off. The vehicle was abandoned and recovered in Plant City and is now being processed for evidence. Hernandez was flown to St. Joe's and is listed in extremely critical condition.

    Detectives are also working to identify other suspects who were in the vehicles as well as those individuals who were inside the residence and returned fire.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspects 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 suspects 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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