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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-004

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 5, 2015
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Homicide

    Suspect was arrested.
    • Saturday
    • January 3, 2015
    • Time: 4:35 AM
    • Estelle Avenue and California Street

    Suspect:


    Ruben Rodriguez
    DOB: 08/11/1985
    6207 Estelle Avenue
    Gibsonton, FL 33534

    Charge:

    • 2nd Degree Murder

    Victim:


    Enrique Rodriguez Garcia
    DOB: 04/27/1978
    At Large

    Details:

    On January 3, 2015 at 4:35 a.m., deputies responded to the intersection of Estelle Avenue and California Street for a shooting call. Upon arrival, a Hispanic male was discovered lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the upper body. While deputies were en route to the shooting location, dispatch received a call from an individual that stated a friend showed up at his house and told him he had just shot someone. Deputies responded to 6117 Cliff Street and met with Ruben Rodriguez, who was detained and interviewed by detectives. According to the suspect, a verbal altercation about why the victim was seen running from the suspect's yard led to the shooting. After conferring with the SAO, Ruben Rodriguez was charged with 2nd Degree Murder.


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