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    Release Number: 18-736

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 22, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Double Homicide

    Suspect was arrested at the scene.
    • Sunday
    • October 21, 2018
    • Time: 6:47 PM
    • 4302 Mariner's Cove Court
    • Tampa, Florida

    Update:

    Victims:
    Stephanie Ann Willis
    Black Female
    DOB: 07/12/1984

    Ricky Willis
    Black Male
    DOB: 04/22/2008

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in a double homicide from Sunday, October 21, at an apartment located at 4302 Mariners Cove Court in Tampa as Stephanie Ann Willis, 34, and her son, Ricky Willis, 10. No further information is available at this time.

    Arrested:


    Tyrone Terell Johnson
    Black Male
    DOB: 01/01/1976
     

    Charges:  

    • Aggravated Child Abuse 827.03(2)(A)
    • Murder in the 1st degree Felony Murder Firearm great bodily harm/death Aggravated Child Abuse 782.04(1)(A)2
    • Murder in the 2nd degree Firearm-Great Bodily harm/death 782.04(2)
    • Shooting at within or into a building within a building 790.19
     

    Details: 

    HCSO deputies responded to 4302 Mariners Cove Court in Tampa at approximately 6:47 p.m.  When deputies arrived they confirmed that a female and a child were both deceased at the scene. Deputies came in contact with Johnson who was still on the scene when they arrived. 
     

    Original Release:

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is working a double homicide investigation at an apartment complex located at 4302 Mariners Cove Court in Tampa. Details are limited at this time. Due to the crime scene being inside a private property apartment complex, a media staging area has been established at 9338 Six Mile Creek Rd. The staging location is not linked to the crime investigation.
     
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