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

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 27, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060


    Deputies have issued a warrant for the arrest of Derrick Leon.
    • Tuesday
    • October 24, 2017
    • Time: 8:41 AM
    • 2704 Quail Oaks Drive
    • Plant City, FL

    UPDATE: Shooting

    Detectives have identified Derrick Leon as the suspect in Tuesday's shooting and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

    Derrick Lee Leon
    Alias: Negron, Negro
    DOB: 01/19/98

    Suspect Vehicle:
    2001 White, Dodge Caravan, TAG # HSP E15, possibly heading to Polk County.

    Charges: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault (x2), Shooting Into An Occupied Dwelling.


    Previous Release:

    Martin Estrada
    DOB: 05/17/64

    Hispanic male, 5'5", 135 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes, thin mustache, thin build. Last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, gray running shorts, black/gold shirt with Egyptians icons on front, possibly armed with a Glock 21 handgun .45 caliber.

    Suspect Vehicle:
    Silver or gray 4-door sedan

    Details (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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