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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-084

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 13, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Detectives Searching For Attempted Murder Suspect

    Brothers involved in verbal altercation that turned physical.
    • Tuesday
    • February 10, 2015
    • Time: 12:15 PM
    • 4214 Balington Drive
    • Valrico

    Suspect:

    Talon James Tatum
    DOB 06-17-87
    4214 Balington Drive
    Valrico, FL

    Warrants:

    • Attempted Murder
    • Outstanding Warrant for Aggravated Battery with Deadly Weapon

    Victim:

    Toure Tatum
    DOB: 01-06-86
    4214 Balington Drive
    Valrico, FL

    Details:

    On February 10, 2015 at approximately 12:15 p.m., the victim and his brother became involved in a verbal altercation, at their home, over medications. The altercation turned physical and the suspect stabbed the victim in his abdomen, shoulder, back and arms before leaving the scene. The victim then called his mother for a ride to Brandon Hospital. From there, he was transported to TGH where he remains in stable condition. Detectives have obtained a warrant for the suspect for Attempted Murder, but have yet to locate him. The suspect does not drive and does not have a driver's license or a vehicle.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect 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).
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