Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-042

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 28, 2013
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    Murder Suicide

    Deputies respond to shots fired.
    • Thursday
    • January 24, 2013
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • 8361 Galewood Circle
    • Tampa, Florida

    Victims: 

    Deanna L. Mendoza
    DOB: 10/07/1978

    Pedro O. Mendoza
    DOB: 08/16/1970

    Details:

    On January 24, 2013 just after 9:00 a.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 8361 Galewood Circle in Tampa in reference to two deceased persons in a vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies found two victims inside of a Hyundai Sonata, suffering from gunshot wounds. Preliminary evidence shows that Deanna Mendoza drove to the home where Pedro Mendoza is currently living. Pedro Mendoza came out of the residence and shot Deanna Mendoza as she sat in the driver's seat of the vehicle. He then got into the back seat of the vehicle and turned the gun on himself. The couple were married, but were currently separated.
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