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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-437

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 25, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Death Investigation

    Deputies are asking the public's assistance in this case.
    • Saturday
    • August 22, 2015
    • Time: 2:23 AM
    • 1515 E. 139th Avenue
    • Tampa


    James "Scoop" Lee Rodgers (injured)
    DOB: 05/8/1991

    Eldrid "El" Jashad Martin (deceased)
    DOB: 08/02/1987


    On August 22, 2015 at approximately 2:23 a.m., Hillsborough County deputies responded to a shooting call at 1515 139th Avenue E. in Tampa. There was a large group of people gathered in the common area when shots were fired. As a result, deputies found Eldrid "El" Jashad Martin deceased at the scene. James "Scoop" Lee Rodgers was injured and has been hospitalized. Detectives are requesting that anyone with more information about this case come forward.

    Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information 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).
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