Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-213

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 16, 2019
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    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Murder Investigation

    Detectives arrest suspect.
    • Friday
    • May 10, 2019
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • 6000 Block of 43rd Street
    • Tampa


    Fabian Hopeton Gray
    DOB: 1/2/1982
    Charge: Murder in the First Degree

    Fabian Hopeton Gray has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to a shooting on May 10, 2019.  Gray was arrested on May 16, 2019 and is currently being held at the Orient Road Jail.


    Shortly before 6p.m. HCSO received a 9-1-1 call concerning shots fired on the 6000 block of 43rd St in Tampa. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a deceased male in the backyard of a house. Shortly after HCSO arrived at the scene, TPD received a 9-1-1 call from an individual who identified himself as a subject involved in the shooting. TPD made contact with the individual and his vehicle. A warrant is being processed for the vehicle and the home.

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