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Release Number: 09-252

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

September 13, 2009

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

(813) 247-8060

 

 

Who:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victims:  Eric Brewer,  DOB 7-30-81     (transported to TGH where he                                                

          908 21 street S.E.

          Ruskin

 

 

 

           Shirley Sexton, DOB 7-24-82   (transported to TGH - critical)

           908 - 21 street S.E.

           Ruskin

 

 

Suspect:  William Venton Privett,  DOB 6-25-57

          1725 - 11th Avenue, N.E.

          Ruskin

          Charges:  First Degree Murder

                   Attempted First Degree Murder

                   Shooting into an occupied vehicle

What:

Double shooting/homicide

When:

9:42 a.m.  September 13,  2009

Where:

908 - 21 street S.E.

Why/How:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 13, 2009 at approximately 9:42 a.m. the victim's (boyfriend/girlfriend) were sitting in a Chevrolet Blazer on the property when a 2005 Dodge (1500) pulled up and the suspect exited the vehicle and began shooting into the victim's vehicle.  The suspect fired multiple shots and then entered the passenger side of the Dodge and fled the scene.  The 2005 Dodge belongs to the suspect.  The suspect is the ex-boyfriend of Shirley Sexton.  Both victim were transported to TGH where Brewer died and Sexton is listed as critical.

 

The suspect surrendered himself to his attorney, who then notified the Sheriff's Office.   Privett was taken into custody and charged with the above charges.