David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 14-274
- For Immediate Release:
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- July 21, 2014
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Shooting Sends One Person To The Hospital
Exchange of gunfire follows a traffic crash.
- July 20, 2014
- Time: 3:30 AM
- 3535 W. Waters Avenue
- Tampa, Florida
1416 Monroe Street
Driving a GMC Yukon
On July 20, approximately 3:30 a.m. an individual was removed from the Till Dawn Bottle Club located at 8205 Dale Mabry Highway. That subject got into a black Challenger and left the club. The victim (Alexander Sierra) was traveling northbound on Dale Mabry when the Challenger ran into the rear end of the his Yukon. The Challenger then proceeded eastbound on Waters Avenue and then northbound on Himes where the driver lost control and struck a wall next to a convenience store. After the Yukon was rear ended it began to follow the Challenger. Once the Challenger crashed, the driver exited and the victim and his brother exited their vehicle. At this time a third vehicle, a Camaro arrived at the crash and that driver exited his vehicle. Shots were fired by the victim and the driver of the Camaro. The male in the Camaro fled the scene and was later located by Tampa Police Department on I-4 at exit 1 where he was detained and turned over to Sheriff's detectives. The victim was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital suffering from a gun shot wound. The driver of the Challenger fled and has not been located at this time.
Anyone with any information reference the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).