Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-518 (13-513)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 27, 2013
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    Suspect Arrested In Murder Investigation

    The victim suffered gunshot wounds and died at the scene.
    • Saturday
    • December 21, 2013
    • Time: 9:40 PM
    • 8830 Beacon Lakes Drive
    • Tampa

    Arrested:

    Ricardo Carmenate
    DOB: 12/06/1987
    10106 Tallwood Ct.
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    • First Degree Murder with a Firearm
    • Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm

    Details:

    On December 21, 2013 at approximately 9:40 p.m., HCSO received a 9-1-1 call about a shooting at 8830 Beacon Lakes Drive in Tampa. When deputies arrived, they found Jose Javier Roque-Apaulaza deceased in the parking lot from multiple gunshot wounds.  HCSO homicide detectives began an extensive investigation that included examination of forensic evidence and multiple interviews.

    Detectives determined that Roque-Apaulaza and Carmenate met in the parking to conduct a drug transaction. It was during that time that Carmenate pulled a gun and shot Roque-Apaulaza multiple times in the upper body.

    On December 26, 2013 at approximately 6 p.m., detectives arrested Carmenate at his home without incident. He was booked into the Orient Road Jail without bond.

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