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Release Number: 09-042  (09-052)

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

February 19, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060

















































Update:  February 25, 2009

Suspect description:  Black male, 25 – 30 years of age, dark complexion, 5’5” – 5’8”, thin to medium build, short hair (low fade) with two gold front top teeth).


Other 7 to 8 suspects described as black males, early 20’s to early 40’s.


Vehicle Descriptions: 

First vehicle: late 80’s to early 90’s Jeep Cherokee, 2 door, (white, silver or light gray) in color.



Second vehicle:

Small, unknown year, 4 door sedan, (white, silver or light gray) in color.





 Victim: Lewis Clayton

             DOB 9/21/70

             14514 Hensel Lane, Apt. 116, Tampa
















Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at 11:30 p.m.


14514 Hensel Lane


Deputies responded to a fight call late Wednesday night around 11:30 and found a victim who had been beaten near an apartment complex at 14514 Hensel Lane.

The victim and another man had been arguing outside the apartment complex earlier in the evening, and a group of men later confronted the victim outside his apartment. A fight ensued and the victim was beaten. The victim was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. this morning.



Anyone with any information reference the suspects or vehicles is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.