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Suspect is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.
Angel Jordanny Rodriguez Aviles
10303 Blue Bell Place
- Attempted 1st Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer/Premeditated Firearm-Discharge (x2)
Corporal Brian LaVigne
Deputy Michael Diaz
6 yrs detention / 7 mo. law enforcement
On April 7, 2016, at approximately 2:13 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call for assistance in reference to a domestic-related disturbance at 11010 Streamside Drive. Witnesses related that the defendant came to the residence located at 11010 Streamside Drive looking for his girlfriend. The defendant was agitated and when his girlfriend made contact with him, he demanded that she leave with him and was grabbing her. A witness attempted to intervene at which time the defendant pulled a handgun out and fired one round into the ground. Then, the defendant began walking south on Streamside Drive towards Taywood Drive with his girlfriend. When a witness advised the defendant that law enforcement had been contacted, the defendant replied, he (defendant) would have to be killed by law enforcement. A physical altercation ensued between the defendant and his girlfriend and
they went to the ground. A witness ran towards them as a deputy arrived (Corporal Brian LaVigne).
Corporal Brian LaVigne arrived in his Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued Dodge Charger. Corporal LaVigne was dressed in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office standard uniform. As Corporal LaVigne approached the scene, he observed the defendant, armed with a black in color firearm standing on the sidewalk at the intersection of Streamside Drive and Taywood Drive. This is approximately 100 yards to the south of the residence located at 11010 Streamside Drive. The defendant was actively engaged in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend and a witness. Corporal LaVigne exited his Sheriff's Office vehicle, drew his Sheriff's Office issued FNS 9mm handgun and began giving verbal commands to the defendant to drop the weapon. The defendant refused multiple commands and raised the handgun, a Glock 23 .40 caliber, and fired the handgun at Corporal LaVigne. At that time, the witness and the defendant's girlfriend went to the ground attempting to avoid being struck by bullets.
During this time, Deputy Michael Diaz arrived to the scene in a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued Ford Crown Victoria. Deputy Diaz was dressed in the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office standard uniform. Deputy Diaz, having drawn his Sheriff's Office issued FNS 9mm handgun along with Corporal LaVigne, fired their weapons towards the defendant and attempted to retreat to cover behind Corporal LaVigne Sheriff's Office vehicle. The defendant then began to maneuver into a position to gain a clear line of sight of Corporal LaVigne and Deputy Diaz and fired his weapon at them again. Corporal LaVigne and Deputy Diaz continued to return gunfire and move into positions of cover. Each time Corporal LaVigne and Deputy Diaz tried to get cover, the defendant maneuvered himself, to include advancing towards Corporal LaVigne and Deputy Diaz while firing his weapon. During this exchange of gunfire, Corporal LaVigne's
Sheriff's Office vehicle was struck multiple times on the driver's side front fender, windshield, window and hood. During the gunfire Corporal LaVigne and Deputy Diaz attempted to gain cover on the passenger side of Corporal LaVigne's vehicle. During this time, the defendant was struck twice in left leg, which resulted in the defendant going to the ground and ceasing his attempts to shoot Corporal LaVigne and Deputy Diaz.
The defendant was taken into custody and during a post-Miranda interview, admitted to shooting his gun and admitted to "running around". He advised that the deputies shot at him first, but then he changed his statement and advised that he started shooting first. Rodriguez was released from the hospital and booked into Orient Road Jail. He faces two counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.