Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-274

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 4, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    Death Investigation

    One man fatal shot in Odessa
    • Thursday
    • July 4, 2019
    • Time: 12:52 AM
    • 10000 block of Grove Lane
    • Hillsborough County


    Shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, deputies were called to a home on the 10000 block of Grove Lane in Odessa in reference to a deadly shooting. A resident advised 911 dispatchers that he just shot someone who was attempting to break into his home. Deputies responded and located one adult male deceased inside the home.

    According to the shooter, the deceased male broke a glass window on the back of the home to gain entry. He got into a confrontation with the male resident, who ultimately shot him. The shooter is a family member of the deceased, and the incident appears to be domestic violence related. There is a history of domestic violence between the deceased and others residing at the home.

    Three other adults, an elderly female family member and two adult friends of the shooter, were inside the home at the time of the incident.

    The shooter is cooperating with detectives. No arrests have been made at this time. The Sheriff's Office will be consulting with the State Attorney's Office to determine if the Stand Your Ground law applies in this case.

    The identity of the shooter is not being released at this time. The identity of the deceased is not being released either, as detectives work to notify his next of kin.

    No further information is available at this time. Any additional details will come through Media Alert.

    Previously Released:

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is working a death investigation on the 10000 block of Grove Lane in Odessa that at this time appears to be linked to a home invasion. PIO Crystal Clark is in route to the scene. No further information is available at this time.
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