Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-132 (13-122)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 29, 2013
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Suspect Turns Himself In

    Suspect charged with First Degree Murder.
    • Sunday
    • March 24, 2013
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Snack Attack Food Store
    • 6824 North 50th Street
    • Tampa, Florida

    Victim:

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

    Suspect:


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

    Charge:

    • Murder in the First Degree

    Possible Suspect Vehicle:

    • Light Blue Chevrolet Equinox (Recovered)

    Details:

    On March 28, 2013, Rodney Dejontae Speights turned himself in at Orient Road Jail at approximately 6:30 p.m. Speights was charged with Murder in the First Degree in the death of Osh Williams.

    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.
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