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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-164

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 30, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    HCSO Detectives Need The Public`s Help Identifying Armed Suspects

    The suspects never made entry into the residence.
    • Friday
    • March 27, 2015
    • Time: 3:50 AM
    • 5014 Sunridge Palms Drive
    • Tampa

    Suspect #1:

    Black or Hispanic male, early 20's, 5'9", 160-170 lbs, big eyes, thin trimmed goatee and mustache, wearing a gray hoodie, long shorts and tan boots.

    Suspect #2:

    Black or Hispanic male, early 20's, 5'9", 160-170 lbs, wearing a dark blue or black hoodie, jeans, a bandana covering most of his
    face from his nose down and armed with a black assault rifle.

    Victims:

    • Jefin Lukose  5014 Sunridge Palms Dr  Tampa
    • Allan Babu  13012 Arbor Isle Dr #206 Tampa
    • George Vadakkel  5264 109th Wy NW Coral Springs
    • Brian Coelho  312 Gulfstream BL  Delray Beach
    • Francis Gaspay  36249 23rd Pl S Federal Way, Washington
    • Jerald Lukose  3033 Chica Cr Melbourne
    • Harry Shaffer  9216 Hawks Pt Dr  Jacksonville
    • Maninul Islam  4200 Fletcher Ave E #A467 Tampa
    • Roberto Navarrette  817 Cinnamon Rd  North Palm Beach
    • Albin Babu  38819 6th Ave  Zephyrhills
    • Arun Babu  38819 6th Ave  Zephyrhills
    • Kishan Patel  2920 Network Pl Tampa
    • Midhun Raj  37136 Lemon Av Zephyrhills
    • Andres Corredor  1295 Hendren Dr  Orlando
    • Kavin Patel  7627 Tamarind Av  Tampa
    • Sezan Hossain  1300 Strawberry Lane  West Palm Beach
    • Stephen Jose  13203 Emerald Acres Av  Dover
    • Amit Patel  2641 Highlands Vue Pk  Lakeland

    Details:

    On March 27, 2015 at approximately 3:50 am at 5014 Sunridge Palms Drive, Tampa, within the Sunridge Condominiums, the victim was hosting a small gathering with his fraternity brothers and a few USF students.  There was a knock at the door and the victim assumed it was another fraternity brother coming to the party, therefore he opened the door by himself.  The victim observed suspect #1 standing to the right of the door almost directly in front of his neighbors door.  He did not recognize him as being a fraternity brother.  Standing behind suspect #1 was suspect #2 who was armed with a rifle.  No words were exchanged, suspect #2 pointed the rifle at the victim and started to walk towards the door.  At that time the victim yelled, "He's got a gun" and began to shut the door.  About the same time a single shot was fired from the rifle.  The victim and two others were able to hold the door shut from being opened.  The barrel of the firearm was wedged in between the door and frame.  The suspects never made entry into the residence.  Although a projectile traveled into the residence, no one was injured.

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