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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Laura McElroy, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3779
 
One Victim Killed and One Suspect Critically Injured in Weekend Home Invasion
 
Tampa, FL December 16, 2013 -

Female Victim: Salatheia (Sunshine) Smith, DOB: 12-25-90, B/F, 8214 North Brooks Street (deceased)

Male Victim: Charles Patrick Duefrane Jr. DOB: 11-01-90, W/M, 8214 North Brooks Street (uninjured)

Female Victim: Sylvia Lynn Gilley, DOB: 11-17-75, 911 East Ellicott Street, Tampa (uninjured victim who was visiting her son's home)

Female Victim: 4-year-old girl (uninjured, visiting her brother's home with her mother)

Injured Suspect: Robinson, Anthony Robinson, DOB 8-20-78, B/M, unknown address (hospitalized in critical condition)

Detectives have determined that two masked suspects targeted the unlocked home with the intent to rob the victims. During the home invasion, one of the suspects fired and shot the female victim. She later died from her injuries. She was 6-8 weeks pregnant. Her boyfriend then released his Pit Bull and it attacked the intruder. One of the suspects shot the Pit Bull once in the leg. The female dog was transported to an emergency vet clinic and is currently listed in stable condition. As the suspect struggled with the dog, he dropped his handgun. The boyfriend picked it up and shot one of the suspects. Both suspects fled from the home. One collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the house. He remains in critical condition this morning. The second suspect fled from the scene.

The boyfriend and girlfriend lived together at the home. His mother and 4-year-old sister were visiting when the home invasion took place. The mother shielded her daughter during the attack. Neither was injured. Anyone with information about the fleeing suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

Laura McElroy
TPD PIO


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