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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-139

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 7, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Detectives Work To Identify Shooting Suspects

    The victims escape injury.
    • Monday
    • January 22, 2018
    • Time: 6:17 PM
    • 5002 Sligh Avenue E
    • Tampa, Florida

    Suspect #1:

    Black male, medium complexion, red beanie cap, white t-shirt, red pants, white socks, black slides and has twists in his hair.

    Suspect #2:

    Black male, dark complexion, black hoodie, black pants and white sneakers.


    On January 22, 2018, at approximately 6:17 p.m., two unknown black males observed the three victims standing at the corner of 50th Street and Knollwood Place having a conversation. The suspects stood behind the Snax store watching the victims for approximately two minutes. One of the suspects draws a firearm from his pants, takes aim, and fires four shots at the victims. The victims escape injury. The suspects flee east behind the business plaza and jump a wall which leads to the Del Rio Apartments on the north side of Sligh Avenue. At the time of the shooting, there were bystanders and traffic in close proximity.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident 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.


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