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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-599

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 25, 2015
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    Suspect Arrested For Homicide

    UPDATE: Darryl Eugene Williams was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder.
    • Tuesday
    • November 24, 2015
    • Time: 7:30 PM
    • Riverview, FL


    Darryl Eugene Williams
    DOB: 01/03/1966
    2002 Thornbush Place
    Brandon, FL

    Charge: First Degree Murder with a Firearm


    Tiffany C. James (deceased)
    Age 35
    1807 Chapel Tree Circle
    Brandon, FL


    On October 31, 2015 at approximate 11 pm, the defendant unlawfully shot the victim two times as she was returning home from a Halloween celebration. The victim subsequently died from her injuries. The victim was shot in front of her two 7-year-old daughters.

    Homicide detectives were able develops sufficient amount of information to secure an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder.

    On November 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Darryl Williams was arrested at his job in Riverview without incident. Williams will be booked into a Hillsborough County jail where he will be held without bail.

    Previous Release 15-561:

    On October 31, 2015, just after 11 pm, Tiffany James arrived at her apartment complex and while walking towards her apartment, she was shot at least once in the upper body by an unknown suspect.

    Hillsborough County Fire Rescue transported James to Tampa General Hospital where she later died.

    Homicide detectives are currently searching for Darryl Lee Williams age 49 so they may question him regarding what knowledge he may have of this incident.

    Williams is a black male, 5"6', 200 lbs, short grayish hair, with a last known address of 2002 Thornbush Pl in Brandon. Williams is believed to be driving a 1995 Toyota Camry LE, 4dr, gold in color with a Florida tag, DWI-W66. At this point of the investigation, detectives do not believe this incident was random.
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