Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-087

    • 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
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    Homicide - Domestic Violence

    Husband charged with shooting and stabbing wife.
    • Thursday
    • February 12, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 8818 Van Fleet Road
    • Riverview

    Arrested:


    Keith Dukes
    DOB: 4/06/66
    8818 Van Fleet Road
    Riverview

    Charges:

    • Second Murder with Firearm
    • Aggravated Assault With A Firearm (2 counts)
    • Armed Burglary of An Occupied Dwelling

    Victims:

    Michelle Dukes
    DOB: 12/14/80
    8818 Van Fleet Road
    Riverview

    Frank Brendan
    DOB: 09/28/1962
    8809 Van Fleet Road
    Riverview

    Jeffery Lecroy
    DOB: 11/03/1965
    8821 Van Fleet Road
    Riverview

    Details:

    On February 12, 2015, at approximately 7:20 am, Michelle Dukes was attacked by her husband Keith Dukes while at their home at 8818 Van Fleet Road in Riverview. During the attack, Keith Dukes slashed Michelle's throat and shot her. She died late Thursday night at a local hospital. The horrific incident all happened in front of the couple's three daughters, investigators say.

    Michelle Dukes tried to escape to a neighbor's home, where her husband followed her and shot her.

    Keith Dukes is facing a number of charges, now including second-degree murder with a weapon. He's in jail with no bond.

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