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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-372 (15-351)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 20, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Suspect Arrested

    He was arrested in Hudson, New York.
    • Saturday
    • July 18, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hookah Bar
    • 1430 Kingsway Road South
    • Brandon


    Paul Lovone Wright
    DOB: 08/10/1985
    1005 Empire Street
    Plant City, Fl


    • Murder 2nd Degree with a Firearm


    On July 17, 2015, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives developed sufficient information and evidence to secure an arrest warrant for Paul L. Wright for the murder of Michael Richardson.

    On July 18, Paul Wright was located and arrested in Hudson New York where he will be held until he can be extradited back to Hillsborough County to face prosecution.

    The investigation continues.

    Previous HCSO Press Release # 2015-351

    Victim: (deceased)

    Michael Richardson
    DOB: 10-5-90
    501 Strickland Street
    Plant City

    On July 5 at approximately 1:27 am deputies responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Hookah Bar located at 1430 Kingsway Road South in Brandon.

    The victim was outside the bar in the parking lot when he was shot. He was transported to Brandon Hospital where he was pronounced. Detectives investigating the homicide do not believe this shooting is random. The investigation continues.

    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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