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UPDATE: Triple Homicide
Charges: Armed Burglary of a Dwelling, Arson 1st Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence
Throughout the course of the investigation, detectives identified Xavier Whitehead as one of the men in the two previously-released surveillance videos. A warrant was issued and Whitehead was arrested this morning. The investigation is ongoing and this is the only information we are releasing at this time.
Victims: (1) Derek Archie, black male, 11/19/86
(2) Xavier Greene, black male, 6/9/90
(3) Haley Stone, white female, 10/3/98
The three listed victims have been positively identified in the triple homicide on 11/15/18 at 6221 16th Avenue South, Tampa, FL 33619. All three victims suffered upper body trauma. Their families have been notified.
At approximately 3:05 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a fire at 6221 16th Avenue South in Tampa. In the course of putting out the fire, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue discovered three deceased individuals within the home. Foul play is suspected.
Anyone with any information in reference to this incident or vehicle is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com
or send a mobile tip using their P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.