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Juvenile, 15, Arrested For Manslaughter, Tampering With Evidence

Juvenile, 15, Arrested For Manslaughter, Tampering With Evidence

CODY SHIMOOKA

     The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested a juvenile who fired a gun at a minor and tampered with evidence.

      On Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 4:37 p. m., deputies responded to the 900 block of Seminole Sky Drive in Ruskin.

     The caller, Cody Shimooka, 15, advised that he was helping pack up a neighbor’s home when he located a firearm within a drawer and it went off when he moved it, striking a 14-year-old victim in the chest, who was transported to a local hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

     After a thorough investigation, HCSO detectives located evidence contradicting Shimooka’s statements. Detectives also determined that the suspect tampered with physical evidence at the scene before deputies arrived.

      “This type of behavior has no place in our community. Teenagers should be focused on going to school and making friends, but now we have a tragedy that will forever change the lives of all those connected,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. 

     HCSO met with the State Attorney’s Office and approved charging Cody Shimooka with the following charges:

     Manslaughter with a firearm; tampering with physical evidence; and minor in possession of a firearm.

      This is an active investigation.

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Two Teens Arrested Following Shooting Near Armature Works

Two Teens Arrested Following Shooting Near Armature Works

JAIMARTEZ YOUNG

…Turned self in

     Two teens have been arrested in connection to the shooting near Armature Works that injured four on last Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

     The Tampa Police Department said Gabriel C. Catuy, 17, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon on attempted second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm charges.

     Officials said the teen was identified through witnesses and surveillance video that showed him shooting toward two people when the incident happened.

      Hillsborough State Attorney Suzy Lopez said Catuy has a prior juvenile criminal history, and her office does plan on charging him as an adult in the shooting.

     Jaimartez Young, 19, turned himself in and was charged with attempted murder premeditated discharge, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and discharging a firearm in public. 

     On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at approximately 4:08 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of N. Ola Avenue following reports of multiple shots fired outside
Stones Throw Restaurant, an establishment near Armature Works.
Upon their arrival, officers located three victims: a 47-year-old female who suffered a gunshot wound in the arm; a 28-year-old pregnant female, Jenny Brown,
who suffered a gunshot wound to her ankle; and a 36-year-old female
who was grazed by a bullet. Two of the victims were transported to a local
hospital in stable condition; while the other was treated on the  scene.

     Based on the preliminary investigation, two groups of teen males between the
ages of 13 and 17 were near Stones Throw Restaurant, when they engaged in a
verbal altercation that quickly escalated when multiple rounds were fired.

     Following the altercation, both groups fled the scene. One of the subjects
involved self-transported to a local hospital after sustaining a non-life threatening wound to his leg. This individual is believed to be affiliated
with one of the groups involved in the dispute.

     Based on witness accounts and current evidence, an individual from each group
exchanged gunfire with one other.
Determining if the firearms used in the incident were stolen is part of the
ongoing investigation. Detectives have identified persons of interest and are
actively following up on leads provided to them by local businesses and
community members to identify the additional individuals in both groups.

     Anyone with additional video footage or information that could assist with the
investigation is encouraged to contact Tampa Police at 813-231-6130 or submit
an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or
via TIP411.

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Motorcyclist, 28, Killed

Motorcyclist, 28, Killed

     The remains of the motorcycle that burst into flames after impact.

     The Cadillac XTS that was involved in the accident.

 

     The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 28-year-old Tampa man was killed in an accident, Saturday evening, April 13, 2024.

     According to the report, the man was riding a Suzuki motorcycle, traveling westbound on Hillsborough Avenue at a high rate of speed.

     A Cadillac XTS, was traveling eastbound on Hillsborough Avenue.  At the intersection of Montague Street, the Cadillac turned left into the path of and was struck by the motorcycle.  The man was thrown from the motorcycle upon impact and suffered fatal injuries at the crash scene.  The motorcycle erupted in flames after impact. 

    The driver of the Cadillac, a 67-year-old Tampa man, suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.

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TAMPA POLICE INVESTIGATE BANK JUGGING' THEFT

TAMPA POLICE INVESTIGATE BANK JUGGING’ THEFT

 

 

“Bank jugging” is a term used when criminals target people who withdraw cash
from banks or ATMs. These criminals watch for individuals leaving with bank
envelopes or bags, then follow them to steal the money.

The Tampa Police Department is investigating a bank jugging theft that
occurred on the afternoon of Friday, April 5th, 2024.

VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/Jy5EIkasy40

The suspect, who can be seen in the video, followed the victim from a bank on
W. Kennedy Blvd. after the victim withdrew money. The victim then parked at a
nearby restaurant in the 2100 block of W. Kennedy Blvd. The suspect broke into
the victim’s truck through the front passenger window and stole the cash,
which had been left in the center console.

The suspect appears to be a black male, approximately 18-25 years old, with
pierced ears. He has a medium build, short black hair, and can be seen wearing
a blue disposable mask, white hoodie, and yellow & black gloves. He was seen
driving a white Kia Sportage.

Tampa Police Detectives are working with their counterparts at the Houston
(TX) Police Department as they believe the suspect may be part of a group that
travels between the Houston and Tampa Bay areas committing similar crimes.

If you can help identify this suspect, please call Tampa Police at
813.231.6130 or contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.

The Tampa Police Department is encouraging the community to be aware of their
surroundings and take precautions to avoid becoming a bank jugging victim.
Some safety tips include:
Not displaying large sums of cash in public.
Varying your routine when visiting a bank.
Being alert for suspicious individuals loitering around banks.
Depositing large sums of cash promptly.
Considering the use of a night deposit box.
If followed, drive to a well-lit, populated location, and call
the police.

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Man Described As ‘Violent Suspect’ Arrested

Man Described As ‘Violent Suspect’ Arrested

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A Tampa Man Who Killed His Girlfriend And Her Son Appeals Death Sentence

A Tampa Man Who Killed His Girlfriend And Her Son Appeals Death Sentence

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Woman Arrested For House Fire Called ‘Suspicious’

Woman Arrested For House Fire Called ‘Suspicious’

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Prime Suspect In Bank Fraud Scheme Arrested In Georgia

Prime Suspect In Bank Fraud Scheme Arrested In Georgia

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Ruskin Teen, 14, Dies From Gunshot Wound

Ruskin Teen, 14, Dies From Gunshot Wound

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