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Release Number: 09-265

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

October 9, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060

















Michael Hart

4102 Monticello Gardens Place




2 unknown black males, armed with a semi automatic handgun



Possible Mazda or Acura – silver in color


Attempted carjacking/shooting


October 9, 2009 at approximately 3:00 a.m.


4102 Monticello Gardens Place, Tampa









The victim returned home at approximately 3:00 a.m. parked in front of his apartment building and realized that the suspect vehicle had parked behind him.  The suspect (driver) exited the vehicle and approached the victim, demanding the victim’s car keys.  The victim refused to give the suspect his car keys, the suspect then attempted to grab the keys away from the victim.  The victim began running away from the suspect.  The suspect then fired at the victim, striking the victim in the right leg.    The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.


The victim was transported to St. Josephs Hospital.


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