Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-304

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 5, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Homicide

    Suspect arrested in robbery and homicide.
    • Saturday
    • August 3, 2013
    • Time: 11:45 PM
    • Early Run Lane and Ravens Nest

    Suspect:

    Garrett Jay Boone
    DOB: 6-2-95
    10426 Hunters Haven Blvd.
    Riverview

    Charges:

    • First Degree Murder
    • Attempted Armed Robbery

    Victim:

    Richard A. Russell
    DOB: 7-19-94
    10449. Soaring Eagle Drive
    Riverview

    Details:

    At approximately 11:45 p.m. on August 3, 2013, while the victim was a passenger in a vehicle, the vehicle pulls up to the Southpoint Park located at 10510 Southern Point Blvd where a deputy is working off duty. The driver tells the deputy that his friend has been shot. The deputy calls for an ambulance and attempts life saving measures on the victim until the ambulance arrives. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
     
    The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso. During the investigation, the witness advised he drove the victim at his request to complete a drug transaction with the defendant, Garrrett Boone in the area of Early Run Lane and Ravens Nest Place. While at that location the defendant approached the victim on the front passenger side. During the contact the defendant’s accomplices who were armed with pistols approached the victim and witness from an area where they had concealed themselves with the intention of robbing the victim. Shots were fired resulting in the victim being shot.
     
    Garrett Boone was arrested at approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 4, 2013, at the Criminal Investigations Division after being questioned by detectives.
     
    The investigation continues.
     
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