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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-118

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 20, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Deputy Involved Shooting

    This is an ongoing investigation.
    • Tuesday
    • March 19, 2019
    • Time: 1:16 PM
    • Gregory Drive
    • Tampa


    Master Deputy Kevin Stabins
    Age: 42
    19 years with HCSO
    Internal Affairs history shall be provided


    Jesus Calderon
    DOB: 2-25-67, age 52
    1903 Gregory Drive, Tampa, FL 33613


    Around 1:16 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, HCSO received a call from a family member of the deceased saying he was attempting to commit suicide.

    Master Deputy Kevin Stabins responded to find Jesus Calderon armed with a knife and harming himself. Master Deputy Stabins repeatedly ordered Calderon to put down the knife. Calderon then approached Master Deputy Stabins with the knife in his hand in an aggressive manner. Master Deputy Stabins fired his service firearm multiple times, hitting Calderon. Calderon was transported to AdventHealth where he succumbed to his injuries.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has been called to Calderon's address seven times since September of 2018, all for suicide attempts involving a knife.

    Calderon's arrest history includes the following:
    07/01/2004 - Purchase and Possession of Cocaine (Violation of Probation)
    03/04/2004 - Public Consumption of Alcohol
    01/19/1999 - Driving Under the Influence
    06/17/1998 - Driving Under the Influence
    07/24/1997 - Driving Under the Influence

    An internal investigation is now underway into this incident. Master Deputy Stabins has no prior shootings on his record. He is placed on administrative leave in accordance with standard operating procedure.

    This is an ongoing investigation.
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