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10106 Tallwood Ct.
- First Degree Murder with a Firearm
- Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm
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.