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Tampa police investigating fatal shooting in Seminole Heights

Tampa police investigating fatal shooting in Seminole Heights  @TB_Times

  • Police say the death occurred at N Nebraska Avenue and E McBerry Street.
  • According to Tampa Police Department Steve Hegarty, officers responded at 4:51 to reports of shots fired.
  • Responding officers found the body of an adult male in the road at N Nebraska Avenue, north of E Caracas Street.
  • Hegarty said it is unclear whether this shooting is directly related to three previous homicides in that area since Oct. 9, but Hegarty said police “are treating it as if it is.”
  • A perimeter has been set up from N Nebraska Avenue to N 15th Street, and from E Hillsborough and E Osborne avenues.


TAMPA — Tampa police are investigating a suspicious death in Seminole Heights after a body was discovered early Tuesday morning.

TAMPA — Tampa police are investigating a fatal shooting in Seminole Heights after a body was discovered early Tuesday morning.

Police say the death occurred at N Nebraska Avenue and E McBerry Street.

According to Tampa Police Department Steve Hegarty, officers responded at 4:51 to reports of shots fired.

Responding officers found the body of an adult male in the road at N Nebraska Avenue, north of E Caracas Street.

Hegarty said it is unclear whether this shooting is directly related to three previous homicides in that area since Oct. 9, but Hegarty said police “are treating it as if it is.”

A heavy police presence remains on the scene, and Hegarty is urging nearby residents to remain in their homes this morning.

The suspect “hasn’t gone very far, and we’re talking to as many people as we can to see what they may have seen,” Hegarty said.

A perimeter has been set up from N Nebraska Avenue to N 15th Street, and from E Hillsborough and E Osborne avenues. Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

Tampa police investigating fatal shooting in Seminole Heights

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