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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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