Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-224

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 12, 2014
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    2013 Homicide Update

    Two additional suspects indicted by a grand jury.
    • Thursday
    • June 12, 2014
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County

    UPDATE: On June 12, 2014, two additional suspects were indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Richard Russell.

    Paul N. McDonald, Jr.
    DOB: 01/17/92

    First Degree Murder
    Attempted Armed Robbery

    Christian White
    DOB: 03/26/92
    13119 Early Run Ln.
    Riverview, FL

    First Degree Murder
    Attempted Armed Robbery

    Previous Release (13-304):

    Garrett Jay Boone
    DOB: 06-02-95
    10426 Hunters Haven Blvd.
    Riverview, FL

    First Degree Murder
    Attempted Armed Robbery

    Richard A. Russell
    DOB: 07-19-94
    10449. Soaring Eagle Drive
    Riverview, FL

    At approximately 11:45 p.m. on August 3, 2013, while the victim was a passenger in a vehicle, the vehicle pulled up to the Southpoint Park located at 10510 Southern Point Blvd where a deputy was working off duty. The driver told the deputy that his friend had been shot. The deputy called for an ambulance and attempted life saving measures on the victim until the ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

    The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso. During the investigation, the witness advised he drove the victim, at his request, to complete a drug transaction with the defendant, Garrrett Boone, in the area of Early Run Lane and Ravens Nest Place. While at that location, the defendant approached the victim on the front passenger side. During the contact, the defendant’s accomplices, who were armed with pistols, approached the victim and witness from an area where they had concealed themselves with the intention of robbing the victim. Shots were fired, resulting in the victim being shot.

    Garrett Boone was arrested at approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 4, 2013, at the Criminal Investigations Division after being questioned by detectives.

    The investigation continues.
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