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Release Number: 15-441
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- August 26, 2015
- Contact Person:
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Deputy Involved Shooting
Deputies responded to a domestic in progress call.
- August 24, 2015
- Time: 3:17 PM
- 11008 Smoken Gun Lane
11008 Smoken Gun Lane
4817 Seth Lane
Plant City, FL
Deputy Mark Barnwell, 52
District Two Patrol
29 year veteran
Master Deputy Irazema “Izzy” Viera Roquemore, 45
District Two Community Resource Deputy
15 year veteran
On August 24, 2015 at approximately 3:17 pm deputies responded to 11008 Smoken Gun Lane in Thonotosassa in reference to a domestic in progress call. Todd Tomlinson had called a family member about the domestic situation and that family member called the Sheriff's Office. The deputies arriving on scene were encountered by Todd Tomlinson in the driveway of 11008 Smoken Gun Lane. One of the deputies observed the suspect holding a handgun. Several commands were given to drop the weapon, the suspect refused to obey the commands. The suspect then raised his firearm at deputies at which time they were in fear for their lives and fired at the suspect. The suspect was struck multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Deputies then searched the residence fearing for the safety of the occupants inside and discovered the body of Scott Tomlinson deceased in the kitchen area. It appeared that the victim was shot multiple times.
Scott and Todd Tomlinson were biological brothers. It is unknown what transpired between the two brothers prior to the shooting.
As is procedure, Deputies Barnwell and Roquemore have been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the administrative review.