Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-652 (17-630, 617)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 2, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Arrest For Homicide Suspect

    The shooting occurred on October 24.
    • Tuesday
    • October 24, 2017
    • Time: 8:41 AM
    • 2704 Quail Oaks Drive
    • Tampa, Florida

    UPDATE 11/01/17:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies and members of the US Marshals Task Force arrested Derrick Leon as the result of a Crime Stoppers tip.


    Derrick Leon
    DOB: 1/19/1998


    • Murder in the Second Degree (warrant)
    • Aggravated Assault (2) counts (warrant)
    • Shooting at within or into a Building (warrant)



    Martin Estrada died on October 30 from his injuries.

    Previous News Release (17-617):

    On October 24, 2017 at 8:41 a.m., an unknown Hispanic male fired at a mobile home, located at 2704 Quail Oaks Drive, and struck Martin Estrada, causing serious injuries. The suspect then fled the area in a silver, 4-door sedan. Estrada was transported to Lakeland Regional Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

    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 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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