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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-203

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 11, 2016
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    Suspect Killed In Armed Robbery

    The suspect wearing a bandana over his face and armed with a 9mm handgun tried to rob a man.
    • Tuesday
    • May 10, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • ACE Beverage Castle
    • 9401 S. Hwy 301
    • Riverview, Florida

    Suspect: (deceased)

    Joel Alberto Torres
    DOB: 01/03/1992
    1409 Harness Horse Lane, apt 204
    Brandon, FL

    Next of Kin Notified


    The following information is what's known at the time of this release and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

    Hillsborough County, FL - Today, just after 12 pm, a man wearing a bandana over his face and armed with a 9mm handgun tried to rob a man who was standing behind ACE Beverage Castle located at 9401 S. Hwy 301 in Riverview. That man indicated he had nothing to give, so the suspect forced him into an office doorway inside the Ace Beverage Castle.

    The suspect still armed with the handgun attempts to rob the owners (father and son)of the business who were sitting inside the office. One of the business owners, a licensed permit holder produced his own firearm and shot the suspect multiple times. The suspect was transported by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue to Tampa General Hospital where he died shortly after he arrived.

    Homicide detectives will continue to examine evidence and complete interviews. Once their work is completed, the investigation will be turned over to the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office for review.

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