Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-203

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 8, 2019
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    Shooting Investigation

    The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
    • Wednesday
    • May 8, 2019
    • Time: 1:45 PM
    • 8900 Block of Riverlachen Way
    • Riverview


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a call of a shooting around  1:45 p.m. and responded to the 8900 block of Riverlachen Way in Riverview. The house deputies responded to was under construction.  The shooter, who is part of the construction team, says that he had just gotten out of his vehicle, was moving his gun from his waist band to his pocket when he accidentally tripped and his gun fired. The victim, who was working on the roof, was shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The individual who shot the gun is cooperating with HCSO. The shooter told detectives he and the victim are long-time friends.  This is an on going investigation. 

    Shooter: Male, 43
    Victim: Male, 44
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