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Release Number: 09-306

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

November 11, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060











Anthony J. Prather,  DOB 3-5-84

5035 Southampton Circle, Tampa



Black male, 6’6”, medium build, white t-shirt, black pants, armed with handgun




November 11, 2009 at 8:08 p.m.


Citgo Station

2245 Fletcher Avenue East







The victim pulled up to the Citgo station in his vehicle.  An unknown male walked up and entered the victim's vehicle.  Shots were fired inside the vehicle; the suspect exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The victim then exited the vehicle and made his way to the front of the station where he collapsed outside the building.   The victim was transported to a local hospital where he expired. 


Deputies believe that the incident is possibly drug related as there was a quantity of drugs discovered in the victim's vehicle.


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