Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-102

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 13, 2017
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    • 813/247-8060

    Death Investigation/Homicide

    When deputies arrived, they discovered a deceased man in the roadway.
    • Saturday
    • March 11, 2017
    • Time: 1:20 PM
    • Libby Lane and Deerfield Lane


    Thomas Edward Walker
    DOB 11-1-78
    8207 Laguna Lane


    On March 11, 2017 deputies responded to the area of Libby Lane and Deerfield Lane in the Clairmel area in reference to shots fired.  When deputies arrived they discovered the victim, a deceased male was found laying near the roadway. Deputies learned that the victim was sitting on the corner with another individual (witness) playing chess.  The victim walked away and that is when someone drove by and fired multiple shots, hitting Walker (Positive identification was made overnight).

    The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

    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 send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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