Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-319 (13-310)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 16, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

    He is charged in the shooting of his step-brother.
    • Tuesday
    • August 6, 2013
    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • In the area of 2710 Chance Place
    • Plant City


    Detectives located Jose Esparza at 5102 92 Hw W in Plant City. Esparza was arrested without incident on an outstanding warrant for Attempted Murder. Esparza was also charged with violating an injunction against Domestic Violence.


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


    Jose Alejandro Esparza
    DOB: 5-14-81
    Aka: Condo
    2710 Chance Place
    Plant City


    • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree
    • Violating Domestic Violence Injunction

    Previous News Release (13-310): 

    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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