Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-310

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 7, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Attempted Murder

    Stepbrother wanted in connection with shooting.
    • Tuesday
    • August 6, 2013
    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • 2710 Chance Place
    • Plant City, FL

    Victim:

    Ramiro Silva, Jr.
    DOB: 4-11-91
    2808 Chance Place
    Plant City

    Suspect:


    Jose Alejandro Esparza
    DOB: 5-14-81
    Aka: Condo
    Address: At large

    Description: White Hispanic male, 5’5”, 175 lbs., medium build, bald with black goatee and brown eyes. Armed with a small caliber handgun.

    Suspect vehicle:

    • 1999 – 2000 White Dodge Durango, unknown Florida Tag

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jose Alejandro Esparza wanted for Attempted Murder/Domestic Violence. On August 6, 2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the suspect and his stepbrother, Ramiro Silva got into an argument that resulted in Esparza producing a small caliber handgun and shooting Silva in the face. It is unknown what they were arguing over. Esparza fled the scene in the above described vehicle. Silva was transported by family members to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect 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 suspect 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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