Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-551

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 28, 2016
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    First Degree Murder

    Detectives arrest wife for the murder of her husband.
    • Tuesday
    • December 27, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Victim:

    Shawn Singleton
    DOB: 11-18-69
    517 Flame Tree Drive
    Apollo Beach

    Suspect:


    Sherrill Singleton
    DOB: 11-4-74
    517 Flame Tree Drive
    Apollo Beach

    Charge:

    • First Degree Murder

    Details:

    On December 24, 2016, at approximately 9:05 pm, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call for service for an unresponsive white male, located at 517 Flame Tree Circle in Apollo Beach. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and observed a white male deceased on the floor of the residence. The victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the upper torso. According to the wife (Sherrill Singleton) she discovered her husband on the floor when she returned from a walk.
    During the course of the investigation and the results of the Medical Examiners report on December 26, 2016, the cause of death was determined to be homicide and as a result the wife, Sherrill Singleton was taken into custody on December 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm and charged with First Degree Murder.


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