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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-115

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 27, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Detectives Searching For Shooting Suspects

    Do you recognize these suspects?

    • Thursday
    • February 26, 2015
    • Time: 5:23 PM
    • Snax Food Store
    • 5002 E. Sligh Avenue
    • Tampa, FL


    1. Black male, early 20's, 5'5"-5'9”, 150-160 lbs., last seen wearing a black hooded Nike sweatshirt, gray pants, black and white baseball hat and black glasses. He was armed with a silver handgun (possibly .380).
    2. Black male, early 20's, 5'5"-5'9”, 160-170 lbs., last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a black baseball hat.
    3. Black female, 20-30 years of age, last seen wearing a multicolored dress.

    Suspect Vehicle:

    2003 green Nissan Altima


    Jason Aust
    DOB: 05/03/79


    On February 26, 2015 at 5:23 p.m., the suspects entered the Snax Food Store located at 5002 E. Sligh Avenue. Suspect #1 was attempting to purchase a drink when it fell on the floor. Suspect #1 became upset and began to argue with the clerk. The clerk and suspect #1 continued to exchange words when suspect #1 removed a silver handgun from his waist band and began to point it at the clerk. Suspect #1 made threatening statements while pointing the firearm at the clerk. The clerk was able to lock the door once the suspects walked out. Suspect #1 returned to the front entrance and kicked the glass door causing it to shatter. Then, all of the suspects got into a green 2003 Nissan Altima and began to back out of the parking lot onto 50th St. N. At that time, a single shot was fired from within the vehicle and struck the victim, who was standing at the bus stop, in the leg. The suspects fled the scene west bound on E. Sligh Ave.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects 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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