Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-526

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 31, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Victim Struck By Vehicle Following Verbal Dispute

    The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries.
    • Tuesday
    • December 31, 2013
    • Time: 10:26 AM
    • Golden Silence Drive and Ambleside Boulevard
    • Riverview, FL

    Suspect:

    Richard Simpson
    DOB: 2/05/1972
    11023 Silver Dancer Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Charge: Attempted Murder

    Vehicle: 

    • 2003 Honda Civic

    Victim:

    Carlos Caicedo
    DOB: 10/09/1974
    11106 Silver Dancer Drive
    Riverview, FL

    Vehicle:

    • 2013 Dodge Durango

    Details:

    Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation.

    On December 31, 2013 at approximately 10:26 a.m., Carlos Caicedo observed Richard Simpson driving recklessly, almost hitting a child. Caicedo obtained the license tag of Simpson’s vehicle.

    Simpson observed Caicedo getting his tag information and followed Caicedo to the area of Golden Silence Drive and Ambleside Boulevard. Both men exited their vehicles and a verbal argument ensued.

    Shortly after, Simpson entered his vehicle, a 2003 Honda Civic, and struck the victim. The victim was medivaced to Tampa General Hospital. The victim remains in critical, but stable condition. Simpson will be charged with one count of Attempted Murder.
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