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Release Number: 09-077

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 13, 2009

Debbie Carter: dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us

(813) 247-8060

 

 

Who:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspect:

Joel Philip Husebo,  DOB 3-14-83

101   22 Street N.W. #H

Ruskin

Charge:  Attempted 1st Degree Murder with Deadly Weapon (knife)

                Armed Burglary w/ Battery/Aggravated Assault

 

Victim:

Louis Edward Wedge,  DOB 1-11-51  (airlifted to Tampa General Hospital)

2201 South U.S. Highway 41, Lot #43

Ruskin

What:

Attempted murder

When:

March 13, 2009 at 12:15 a.m.

Where:

2201 S. U.S. Highway 41, Lot 43, Ruskin

Why/How:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This morning at approximately 12:15 a.m. the suspect clothed himself entirely in black and placed rubber gloves on his hands.  The suspect then unlawfully entered the victimís residence. Upon entry the suspect stabbed the victim approximately seven times in the chest and abdomen with a knife.  Witnesses heard the victim screaming and responded to render aid.  The suspect was then observed by witnesses fleeing out of the victimís residence.  The suspect attempted to elude the witnesses, but they were able to detain the suspect until deputies arrived.  The suspect was still wearing the rubber gloves with the victimís blood on the gloves.   The suspect admitted to deputies that he knew the victim and that he had borrowed money from him in the past.

 

The victim was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. 

 

The suspect was also transported to Tampa General Hospital to be medically cleared.  He was complaining of shoulder pain.