Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-413

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 30, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Shooting Death Investigation

    The victim was the brother-in-law of the shooter.
    • Monday
    • October 29, 2012
    • Time: 11:50 PM
    • 2005 Cimmaron Run Drive
    • Valrico, Florida

    Shooter:

    Shawn A. Berg
    DOB: 8-14-73
    2005 Cimmaron Run Drive
    Valrico, Florida

    Charges:

    • Possession of Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Controlled Substance

    Victim: 

    John Danco (Brother in law of Berg)
    DOB: 5-27-76
    1802 St. Cloud Avenue, # 203
    Valrico, Florida

    Details:

    At approximately 11:30 p.m. on October 29, 2012, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 2005 Cimmaron Run Drive in Valrico. The caller Shawn Berg stated that he had just shot an intruder to his home. When deputies arrived they discovered the victim, John Danco deceased in the garage area.

    The victim and shooter have had an ongoing dispute between them over various family issues. Danco is married to Berg’s sister. Just prior to the shooting, the victim had called Berg and was making threats against Berg and his family. Around 11:30 p.m. Danco arrived at the residence and kicked in the garage door and was shot by Berg.

    Detectives obtained a court authorized search warrant to search the residence and as a result methamphetamine and a controlled substance were found in the residence. Berg was taken into custody charged with possession of the narcotics.

    The investigation into the shooting is continuing.

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