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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-219

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 20, 2019
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    Shooting Investigation

    One man suffered fatal injuries.
    • Monday
    • May 20, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Mosque
    • 7326 Sligh Avenue East
    • Tampa


    On May 20, 2019, just after midnight, an off-duty HCSO deputy had just finished working security detail at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Mosque when he heard gun shots coming from the parking lot of the mosque. The deputy found one man holding a gun and another man who had been shot at least two times. The deputy was able to detain the suspect shooter until additional units arrived. A firearm was recovered from the scene.

    The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. At this time, detectives believe the victim and the suspect knew each other. Both were at the Mosque attending prayer services. The suspected shooter is cooperating. At this time no charges have been filed.

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