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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-133

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 6, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Homicide Investigation

    Deputies charge 20-year-old man for Murder in the Second Degree.
    • Monday
    • February 5, 2018
    • Time: 11:00 PM
    • 3207 Orient Road
    • Tampa, Florida


    William Dennard, Jr.
    DOB: 6/02/1997
    7509 Rhode Island Dr
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Murder in the Second Degree


    Bernard Jinks
    DOB: 9/30/1991
    3757 Fairview Cove Lane


    At approximately 11:00 pm on February 5, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call from an individual who heard several shots fired nearby. Upon arrival, deputies found a black male, between 25-30 years old, suffering from several gunshot wounds. They rendered aid until EMS arrived and the victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he passed away shortly thereafter.

    Deputies located a subject matching the description of the person seen leaving the area of the shooting approximately .1 miles away from the incident scene. Deputies identified the subject to be William Dennard, Jr. Deputies located a loaded 9mm pistol in Dennard's right front pocket. The handgun had a magazine with 4 rounds in the magazine and 1 round chambered.

    Surveillance video from the incident scene shows the defendant approaching the victim with his arm extended consistent with the defendant pointing a firearm at the victim. The defendant attempts to make physical contact with the victim, and then backs away from the victim. The defendant raises the firearm and shoots the victim.


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