Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-122

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 25, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Warrant Issued For Murder Suspect

    Detectives searching for murder suspect, Rodney Speights.
    • Sunday
    • March 24, 2013
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Snack Attack Food Store
    • 6824 North 50th Street
    • Tampa, FL


    Osh Totter Williams
    DOB: 10/14/1992
    Last Known Address: 3502 Lindel Avenue
    Tampa, FL


    Rodney Dejontae Speights
    DOB: 2/26/1991
    5801 43rd Street North
    Tampa, FL

    Description: Black Male, Thin Build, 5’6”, 130 lbs., Brown Eyes and Black Hair.

    Possible Suspect Vehicle: Light Blue Chevrolet Equinox

    Arrest Warrant Issued: 1st Degree Murder


    On March 24, 2013, the defendant went to the incident scene with the intent to confront and fight the victim.  Prior to the incident occurring the defendant articulated to a witness his intent to fight with the victim as retribution for a fight the victim had participated in the day before, March 23, 2013.  Just prior to the incident, the defendant was observed on video walking up to the victim and engaging him in conversation.  The defendant is then observed shooting at the victim multiple times with what was later determined to be a .40 caliber semi automatic handgun.  The victim was struck multiple times and died shortly thereafter at the scene. The defendant was identified by witnesses from the surveillance video.

    Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Rodney D. Speights, DOB 2/26/91 for the First Degree Murder of victim, Osh Williams that occurred March 24, 2013 in the parking lot of the Snack Attack Food Store located at 6824 North 50th Street.

    Anyone with any information as the whereabouts of Rodney D. Speights is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or if you would like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.
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