TAMPA, FL - A news report posted on Tampabay.com, a defendant faces a charge of manslaughter following a North Tampa shooting. According to police records, the 25-year-old man was arrested in the recent fatal shooting on East Annie Street in Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at around 11:15 p.m. to check on a call regarding gunshots heard in the area of the 900 block of East Annie Street. According to Tampa police, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies stated that they discovered a man in his 20s tragically killed from one or more gunshot wounds. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies later arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting as detectives worked to ascertain what happened.
According to an arrest report and county jail records, the arrest occurred early on Thursday. The defendant, a 25-year-old man from Tampa, Florida, was arrested and charged with manslaughter with a weapon. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office records custodian, quoting an ongoing probe, issued a profoundly redacted version of the arrest report petitioned by the Tampa Bay Times.
The Hillsborough County arrest report states the responding law enforcement officers discovered a gunshot victim who was lying in the road in front of a house located at the 900 block of East Annie Street.
Tampa police would not release the name of the victim who was shot dead. The police department no longer prints the names of victims due to the agency's interpretation of Marsy's Law.
The suspect was being held in the Hillsborough County jail instead of posting his court-assigned $15,000 bail. Jail documents show the defendant lives at a home address on the 10100 block of North Lantana Avenue in Tampa, Florida, and is a self-employed mechanic.