Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-001

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 2, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Update

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Joseph Ervin Brown.
    • Monday
    • December 31, 2018
    • Time: 12:31 PM
    • 13415 Nebraska Avenue
    • Tampa, Florida


    Joseph Ervin Brown
    Black Male
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 140lbs
    Last Seen Wearing: Chicago Bulls Shirt and Black Pants



    Isaiah Lee Morrison
    DOB: 06-23-1994



    On December 31, 2018, at 1231 p.m., a homicide investigation took place at 13415 Nebraska Avenue. The victim, who has been identified as  Isaiah Lee Morrison  was located with a gunshot wound and succumbed to his injuries at Tampa General Hospital. The next of kin has been notified.

    HCSO Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Joseph Ervin Brown in relation to this case and are asking the public for help in locating him. The warrant was issued for 1st Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who comes in contact with him should call 911 and not approach him.

    Anyone with any information reference this 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 these suspects 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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