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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-187

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 7, 2015
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    Attempted 1st Degree Murder Arrest

    The suspect shot the victim three times.
    • Monday
    • April 6, 2015
    • Time: 5:40 PM
    • 22nd Street North and Sligh Avenue

    Arrested:


    Brian Edward Scott
    DOB: 9/29/1972
    2301 Sligh Avenue E 10
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • Attempted First Degree Murder w/Firearm
    • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
    • Possession of Cocaine

    Victim:

    Katrina Sheppard
    DOB: 5/16/1978

    Details:

    On March 15, 2015 at approximately 5:40 pm, in the area of 83rd Street S within the Progress Village area, the suspect shot the victim three times while riding in the victim's vehicle. The victim was driving and the suspect was in the passenger seat. The suspect is the ex-boyfriend of the victim. The vehicle struck a stop sign and the victim fled on foot. The victim obtained assistance from neighbors in the area and called for assistance. The suspect fled the scene and in the victim's vehicle. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.

    On April 6, 2015, detectives learned via investigative means that wanted person Brian Scott frequented the area of 22nd Street North and Sligh Avenue. Scott was aware of his warrants and had been evading arrest since March. Detectives set up positions of surveillance in the area and at approximately 6:20 pm, observed Scott walking along 22nd Street. Detectives arrested Scott without incident. He was transported to the Orient Road Jail.
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