Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-071

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 22, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Forced His Way Into Apartment

    During a scuffle with a man inside the apartment, the suspect was shot.
    • Friday
    • February 19, 2016
    • Time: 8:45 PM
    • 5713 Diordora Way
    • Tampa

    Suspect:

    Terrance Roach
    DOB: 7/04/1988
    1316 Crown Isle Circle
    Apopka

    Details:

    The following information is preliminary details of this incident and are subject to change as the investigation continues;

    On 02/19/2016 at approximately 8:45 pm, deputies responded to 5713 Diordora Way in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found Terrance Roach Jr DOB: 07/04/1988 (address unknown) deceased inside an apartment. What is currently known at this time; an adult female who lives in the apartment was outside when she was confronted by Roach who was armed with a firearm.
    Roach forced the female back into to the apartment with the purpose of what is believed to be a robbery.

    Once inside the apartment, Roach was confronted by an adult male and a scuffle broke out between the two men. During the scuffle, Roach was shot at least once in the upper body and suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Roach died at the scene.

    Homicide detectives are continuing the investigation and at this time they believe this was not a random act. Detectives have identified a possible motive, however that information is not being released at this time nor is any other information.

    Detectives are asking that anyone who may have any additional details on this investigations to please call HCSO at 813-247-8200.

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