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George Nelson, Jr.
12403 Edgeknoll Drive
- Attempted Murder in First Degree
- Aggravated Battery
Michael Sheppard, Jr.
12702 Lovers Lane
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.