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Ruskin Teen, 14, Dies From Gunshot Wound

Ruskin Teen, 14, Dies From Gunshot Wound

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St. Pete Police Investigate Shooting

St. Pete Police Investigate Shooting

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Tampa Police Arrest Two Teens Following Parking Lot Shooting

Tampa Police Arrest Two Teens Following Parking Lot Shooting

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Former NFL Player Wanted By Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Turns Self In

Former NFL Player Wanted By Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Turns Self In

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Two Men Arrested After Shooting At A Nightclub

Two Men Arrested After Shooting At A Nightclub

KENNETH JACKSON

JAFET RODRIGUEZ

 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Jafet Rodriguez, 39, and Kenneth Jackson, 34, after a shooting in Tampa.

On Monday, March 18, 2024, at 1:53 a.m., while on patrol, several HCSO deputies heard multiple gunshots coming from the Secrets Gentlemen’s Club, 8829 West Hillsborough Ave.

Within moments, deputies arrived when they observed a white SUV fleeing from the scene.

Detectives began investigating and located Joar Michel, 39, with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Patrol deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle that was observed fleeing from the scene shortly after that.

Despite the deputy’s attempts to pull over the SUV, the driver did not comply. HCSO’s Aviation Unit was dispatched to provide surveillance, guiding deputies to the suspect’s vehicle. Additionally, the Tampa Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol began assisting in coordinating efforts to stop the car.

After several minutes of following the vehicle, the driver approached a stop sign where deputies could box the SUV to prevent it from fleeing again. Jackson, the driver, fled on foot until the Tampa Police Department arrested him.

Rodriguez, the passenger and shooter, was arrested without incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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Police Make Arrests In Reckless Driving After Intersection Takeover

Police Make Arrests In Reckless Driving After Intersection Takeover

ANWAR YASSER AWDI

 

JAWAD YASSER AWDI

 

     The Tampa Police Department helicopter played a key role in the swift and safe apprehension of two individuals involved in reckless driving and a street
intersection takeover.

In the early morning hours of March 16, 2024, Tampa Police responded to
reports of a group of vehicles blocking the intersection of W. Kennedy Blvd., and N. MacDill Ave. Officers with the Tampa Police Aviation Unit observed a group of subjects lighting a fire in the intersection as a green Ford Mustang engaged in reckless driving, doing donuts, and impeding traffic in the blocked intersection.

Patrol officers on the ground attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the
Mustang, but the driver fled northbound. The officers did not engage in a
pursuit. The vehicle was monitored by the officers in the Tampa Police
helicopter, who provided real-time updates to officers on the ground.

The Mustang eventually came to a stop at the 7-Eleven, located at 4320 N. MacDill Ave., where officers were able to safely apprehend both the driver and passenger of the vehicle and take them into custody.

Anwar Yasser Awdi 24, was charged with unlawful racing on a highway and fleeing to elude an officer.

Police charged 19-year-old Jawad Yasser Awdi with unlawful racing on a highway.
The Mustang was impounded.
This remains an active investigation as detectives work to identify others
involved in this illegal activity.

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Ex-After-School Care Teacher Jailed For Inappropriate Conduct

Ex-After-School Care Teacher Jailed For Inappropriate Conduct

MARCOS SUAREZ ARROYO

 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former BridgePrep Academy after-school care teacher for sending inappropriate messages to a student.

Between January and February of 2023, a 13-year-old student at the BridgePrep Academy of Riverview received inappropriate TikTok messages from Marcos Suarez Arroyo, 20, who was employed as an after-school care teacher at the time of the incident.

The incident was reported to HCSO on December 12, 2023, after Suarez Arroyo had been fired from the school.

During this investigation, several inappropriate written messages were observed, along with statements of soliciting, luring, and enticing the 13-year-old victim to engage in unlawful sexual conduct. Suarez Arroyo confessed to detectives that he sent the messages to the 13-year-old victim.

At this time, we do not believe there are any other victims. However, if anyone believes they are a victim of Saurez Arroyo, please contact HCSO at 813-247-8200.

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Woman Arrested For Leaving 4-Month-Old In Car

Woman Arrested For Leaving 4-Month-Old In Car

AISHA MORROW

  

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for leaving a four-month-old inside a car while the engine was off.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2023, at approximately 2:48 p.m., deputies responded to Spectrum, located at 4145 South Falkenburg Road in Riverview, regarding an infant locked inside a vehicle that was not running.

Through investigative means, deputies learned that Aisha Morrow, 26, encountered childcare issues. She alleged she picked up the baby during her lunch break and left the child inside the car. Deputies are investigating the length of time the baby was in the car, which could have been up to six hours.

The infant was transported to Tampa General Hospital and did not sustain any injuries.

Morrow was arrested and is facing one charge of Child Neglect.

Before this investigation, Morrow was arrested in 2023 by the Tampa Police Department and was charged with one count of child neglect and one count of aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Man Faces Second-Degree Murder Charge In Dog Park Shooting

Man Faces Second-Degree Murder Charge In Dog Park Shooting

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