Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-241

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 20, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Shooting Investigation

    A man is shot following an argument.
    • Thursday
    • June 20, 2013
    • Time: 1:20 AM
    • Prime Time Food Mart
    • 12502 Balm Riverview Road
    • Riverview, FL


    George Nelson, Jr.
    DOB: 10/15/1961
    12403 Edgeknoll Drive
    Riverview, FL


    • Attempted Murder in First Degree
    • Aggravated Battery


    Michael Sheppard, Jr.
    DOB: 10/21/1972
    12702 Lovers Lane
    Riverview, FL


    On June 20, 2013, at approximately 1:20 a.m., deputies responded to Prime Time Food Mart located at 12502 Balm Riverview Road in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived, the victim and the suspect had fled the area.

    Preliminary investigation indicates that a verbal dispute occurred between the victim, Michael Sheppard and the suspect, George Nelson. Nelson went to his vehicle and retrieved a hand gun. As Sheppard was backing out of a parking space, Nelson fired into Sheppard’s vehicle striking Sheppard in the shoulder. The victim and the suspect then left the scene and drove to their residences.

    George Nelson was arrested at his home and then transported to a Hillsborough County jail. Sheppard was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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