Mom who lost son during SWAT raid supports Citizen’s Review Board

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Source: Mom who lost son during SWAT raid supports Citizen’s Review Board TAMPA – Jason Westcott’s mom says he called Tampa Police because he had gotten death threats. She also says the told him to keep his gun ready at his home so when he was shot by police his family was floored. “I had nobody to go to and that’s a horrible feeling especially when you just lost your child,” said mother Patti Silliman. […]

Guns stolen from cars ending up in young hands

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Police say it’s a growing trend, children with guns on the street in the Tampa Bay area. It turns out police believe several of those guns are stolen from unlocked cars, left behind by lawful gun owners. Source: Guns stolen from cars ending up in young hands

Police investigate shooting in East Tampa – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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TAMPA – A bicyclist was injured in the stomach in a drive-by shooting early Monday morning, according to Tampa Police.Officers on scene said the man was biking and heard a ‘pop’ sound around 26th Street and Columbus Avenue.  The biker continued riding to 31st Street and 22nd Avenue, and stopped there to see if he was hurt.  That’s when he realized he had been injured.It’s just a small, minor wound, said officers, it’s not clear if he was […]

New details released in armed carjacking, manhunt – FOX 13 News

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New details are being released in the case of a carjacking and an extensive manhunt that went down Thursday afternoon.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is saying it all started with an armed burglary at a home, then an attempted break-in, followed by two carjackings, shots fired and finally, the naked suspect’s arrest.According to investigators, the suspect, Kenneth Brown, broke into a home off Eisland Boulevard on Wednesday and stole three fire arms and a bag […]

Women robbed in Bradenton Wendy’s drive-thru – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Women robbed in Bradenton Wendy’s drive-thruWFTS Webteam4:40 AM, Jun 11, 2015 Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.BRADENTON, Fla. – A gunman threatened a driver and took her passenger’s purse Wednesday night in a hold up in the drive-thru at a Wendy’s in South Bradenton.Driver Amanda Ragan and passenger Alix Williams (passenger) were between the speaker box and the drive through window around 10:49 […]

Tampa police investigating 2 shootings – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Tampa police investigating 2 shootingsThe shootings occurred overnightCamille Spencer7:28 AM, Jun 7, 2015 Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.WFTSTAMPA – The Tampa Police Department is investigating two separate shootings that occurred overnight.In the first, a juvenile was shot in the leg at 3410 McBerry Street around 5:30 a.m. He was with a group that were hanging out in the street when a vehicle […]

Sheriff: Missouri man kidnapped Polk Co. girl – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Sheriff: Missouri man kidnapped Polk Co. girlMarisela Burgos10:04 PM, May 29, 201511:19 PM, May 29, 2015 Autoplay: WFTSSHOW CAPTIONWhen a camera recorded a Honda Accord leaving a Polk County neighborhood Thursday, authorities said it captured the moments John Rush drove away with a 16-year-old girl. “Ladies and gentlemen, that’s frightening,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. The 46-year-old Dairy Queen manager had driven from Missouri and was headed back with the teen, whom Judd called Lauren, which isn’t her […]

Man hospitalized after Clearwater shooting – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Officers responded to a location on Overlea Street just west of Highland at 11 a.m.According to witnesses, two masked man committed a home invasion.  The witnesses told ABC Action News two men inside a home were injured.Family members identified one of the men as 38-year-old Justin Austin.  Austin’s family members say he was shot twice, once in the neck and once in the back. He was taken by helicopter to Bayfront Medical center where he […]

Polk County Sheriff deputies searching for carjacking suspect – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Polk County deputies tell ABC Action News that 42-year-old Sloan Maybeck is on the run after stealing a car from a mother and her children. Source: Polk County Sheriff deputies searching for carjacking suspect – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase. Source: Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV