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Woman Charged In Fatal East Tampa Shooting



On June 13, 2024, at approximately 9:28 a. m., Tampa Police responded to a
residence on the 1000 block of E. 26th Ave., in reference to a shooting that had just occurred.

Upon their arrival, officers located an adult man with upper body trauma. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Through their investigation, detectives were able to determine that the suspect, 71-year-old Patricia Whitehead, and the victim shared a residential space. Whitehead had become angry with the victim, claiming he did not clean up after himself.

On the day of the incident, the victim was leaving the residence, when
Whitehead heard the victim slam the door. Whitehead retrieved her firearm from her bedroom, exited the residence, and shot the victim several times.

Whitehead was taken into custody and transported to Orient Road Jail. She was charged with first-degree murder.

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