Tampa Police looking for leads in a grandmother’s death – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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TAMPA, Fla – Tampa Police haven’t released any suspect information in the shooting case of Sharon Darns Watkins.Neighbors said she lived in the North Boulevard Homes complex for several years. She was considered the “grandmother” of the block.”Everybody knew her, she would just sit on her porch, she always spoke to anybody, said neighbor Kay Francis. If you were looking like you were about to cry she could cheer you up, she was real kind.”Investigators said Sharon’s husband found her body around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. They said she suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.Neighbors are concerned that know arrests have been made.”It ain’t been no good day for me today and yesterday to tell you the truth, said James Noles.  We’ve been real upset about it.”

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60-year-old pedestrian killed in Tampa hit-and-run accident – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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TAMPA – Tampa Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident late Sunday night.Witnesses say just after 11:30 p.m. they saw a full-sized dark SUV hit the victim at the intersection of North 40th Street and East Crawford Street before driving off.For some reason, a 60-year-old man was lying in the road.  They don’t know if he was awake, unconscious, asleep, or alive.  If alive, the impact from the SUV delivered the fatal blow.Police say the SUV will not have any front-end damage as only the tires ran over the man.

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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 hit by a very small caliber bullet or a pellet gun.The man was taken to the hospital to get checked outPolice are looking for a dark four-door vehicle with an unknown number of occupants.

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Body found in Lakeland’s Lake Morton – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Body found in Lakeland’s Lake MortonWFTS Webteam1:00 PM, Jun 17, 20154:19 PM, Jun 17, 2015 Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.Detectives from Lakeland Police responded to Lake Morton on Wednesday afternoon. A body was found in the water. “This is a very safe area of Lakeland, said Sgt Gary Gross. We are shocked this is first time that I know of a body being found in thirty years of this lake.” According to police, a man was walking near the lake’s edge when he saw what appeared to a be a shoulder sticking out of the water and called police. Divers are in the water, looking for any belongings the man may have had on him to help determine who he is.   The victim appears to be approximately 50 – 60 years old.  The body was in a state of decomposition, which means he has been in the water for a prolonged period of time.

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Hillsborough County deputies find man shot to death on Palm River sidewalk after midnight

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Deputies report a gunman shot and killed a man just after midnight in Palm River.

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One killed in Sarasota shooting, police say – Story | abcactionnews.com | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

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Two killed in Sarasota shooting, police sayWFTS Webteam6:47 PM, Jun 15, 20158:17 PM, Jun 15, 2015 Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.A shooting killed two men Monday in Sarasota, police said. It occurred about 5:30 p.m. in a home in the 1700 block of 33rd Street, according to Sarasota Police Department. One of the deceased live in the home where the shooting occurred, police said.

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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 of coins.Things carried over to Thursday, they said, because Brown couldn’t carry the coins during his initial burglary, so he went back for them.The homeowner was there at the time, and told deputies he tried chasing Brown, despite that fact that Brown pulled out a gun and pointed it in his direction.Brown got away and made it to a nearby apartment complex, where officials say he hid in the bushes until he saw a 10-year-old child and asked to be let inside the kid’s home.The child said no, ran into the home, locked the door and alerted the parents, but deputies say Brown tried breaking in anyway.When he wasn’t successful, the crime spree continued. Deputies say he ran to another apartment complex where he pulled a gun on a woman who was unloading groceries from her car, and demanded she give him a ride.She refused twice, and officials say that’s when he just stole her car and took off. But he wasn’t in the car long before investigators say he abandoned it, and targeted another female driver.This time she did give him a ride, but deputies say she dropped him off near the woods and she was unharmed.He took off into the woods, but by then, deputies were not far behind.Search crews were out by air and on the ground in an effort to track him down. They say they heard at least one gunshot during the hunt, but no deputies were injured.They were finally able to track him down near some train tracks in the area early Friday morning. He wasn’t wearing any clothes, deputies assume, because he ditched them during the manhunt.He was taken to a local hospital before deputies booked him at the Land’ O Lakes jail.Pasco Sheriff’s records show this isn’t Brown’s first run in with the law.He’s been arrested about a dozen times in the last six years for meth, theft, battery, assault and arson.

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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 p.m. when a man approached from the driver’s side.The suspect put a black semi-automatic hand gun to Ragan’s head and demanded money.  When Ragan, 42, said she did not have any money, he physically felt her chest area looking for the money.He then demanded the purse from Williams, 45, which she complied and handed to him.The suspect fled south then east behind the building.The suspect is described as a skinny black or Hispanic male with an accent, between 5’8″ and 5’11”.  He was wearing blue jeans, a black and gray jacket, and a black do-rag

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