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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-624 (17-612)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 27, 2017
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813-247-8060

    Detectives Arrest Homicide Suspect

    The victim was discovered in the driveway with what appeared to be stab wounds.
    • Monday
    • October 23, 2017
    • Time: 5:14 PM
    • 1107 Windton Oak Drive
    • Ruskin, Florida


    Deputies have located and arrested Angel Calix.

    Angel Calix
    DOB: 11/10/90
    1107 Windton Oak Drive
    Ruskin, FLorida

    Charges: Manslaughter and Aggravated Battery with a Weapon Great Bodily Harm.

    Previous Release:

    Derick Avila
    DOB: 10/05/95
    1107 Windton Oak Drive
    Ruskin, FL

    Angel Calix (Warrant issued)
    DOB: 11/10/90
    1107 Windton Oak Drive
    Ruskin, FL

    Charge: Manslaughter with a Weapon


    Details (17-612):

    On October 23, 2017 approximately 5:14 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in reference to a stabbing which had just occurred at 1107 Windton Oak Dr. in Ruskin. The complainant stated he observed a male lying in a pool of blood in a driveway. Upon arrival, deputies observed the victim in the driveway of 1106 Windton Oak Dr. and attempted medical aid. The victim, identified as Derick Avila, was transported to South Bay Hospital with what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim was later pronounced deceased.

    During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect, Angel Calix, got into a verbal argument with the victim while inside of their kitchen. The verbal argument between the victim and suspect turned physical. The suspect punched the victim once in the face with a closed fist and the victim responded back by punching the suspect once in the face with a closed fist. The suspect then armed himself with 3 kitchen knives and attempted to stab the victim in the neck and chest area. The suspect dropped two of the
    knives and then grabbed the victim by the shirt and stabbed the victim in the chest with the knife one time. The victim then fled the residence to a neighbor's house at 1106 Windton Oak Drive, while the suspect fled on foot. Detectives have obtained a warrant for Angel Calix for Manslaughter with a Weapon.

    Anyone with information reference Angel Calix  is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any
    information regarding the whereabouts of Calix 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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