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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-786

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 11, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Homicide Investigation

    Detectives are requesting for anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact HCSO at 813-247-8200.
    • Thursday
    • December 7, 2017
    • Time: 8:46 AM
    • 13237 Stone Fountain Drive
    • Tampa, Florida


    Daundrea Lamar Butler
    DOB: 12/16/1993
    4206 E. Osborne Ave
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Homicide Murder Not Premeditated During Other Felony


    Subject: (deceased - next of kin notified)

    Ecru Richardson
    DOB: 07/13/1996
    2810 N Highland Ave
    Tampa, FL



    On December 07, 2017 at approximately 8:46 am., HCSO received a call of shots fired at 13237 Stone Fountain Drive, inside "The Oaks Apartments" in North Tampa. A second call was received from Daundrea Butler who advised his friend (Ecru Richardson) had been shot and he was driving him to the hospital.

    During the course of the investigation, Butler admitted to driving Richardson to the Oaks Apartments where he was shot but denied knowing the reason for the trip. Through investigative techniques, detectives learned that Daundrea Butler's vehicle was seen driving into the complex, driving to the rear of the complex, then parking near the front entrance. Approximately 20 minutes after the vehicle parks, Richardson comes running back to the car and the car leaves the complex.

    Daundrea Butler realized Richardson had been shot and drove him to the hospital. Richardson later died at the hospital. Further investigation revealed that Butler and Richardson drove to the Oaks Apartment to meet an individual for a drug transaction. During that transaction, Richardson was shot outside an apartment by an individual while Butler waited in the car. Currently detectives are interviewing witness and other individuals who may be involved along with processing crime scene evidence. Butler was arrested without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.

    Detectives are requesting for anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the Sheriff's office at 813-247-8200. The investigation continues.


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