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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-221

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 23, 2015
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060


    Verbal dispute escalates leaving one man dead.
    • Thursday
    • April 23, 2015
    • Time: 1:00 AM
    • 1220 Astor Commons Place
    • Brandon


    Travis Ware
    DOB: 12-14-82
    1220 Astor Commons Place


    At approximately 1:00 a.m. four adult individuals were hanging out inside of an apartment at 1220 Astor Commons Place (Asprey Lake of Brandon Apartments). Two of the adult males got into an argument that escalated and resulted in one male suffering upper body trauma.  The victim, age 32 stumbled outside of the apartment and the suspect fled the scene on foot.  The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he expired.

    Detectives would also like to locate: Ralph Leon Pearson, DOB 3-3-64. He is described as a black male with unknown clothing description. Pearson was inside the apartment at the time of the incident, but fled prior to deputies arrival. Detectives would like to speak with him to determine his exact involvement.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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