Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting

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INCIDENT DATE/TIME: 2/22/2012 at 5:19 PM

LOCATION: 9410 N. 13th St. #B, Tampa, FL 33602

VICTIM: Derrick Bernard Grady Jr., 02/19/1988, B/M, 2017 East 17th Avenue, Tampa

SUSPECT: Nelson, Jacob N. W/M DOB 3/17/86 1319 W. Lambright St. Tampa 33604


On 2/22/12 between 1645 and 1719 hrs. the victim and defendant made arrangements to meet at 9410 N. 13 th St. Apt. B to engage in a confrontation. Upon the victim's arrival he was directed to the front door of the apartment. Witness stated the defendant armed himself with a handgun and was agitated prior to the victim's arrival. Immediately upon the victim stepping inside the house, the defendant fired one round striking the victim in the chest. The victim ran and collapsed a short distance away. The victim was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead. The defendant fled the scene in a vehicle and turned himself in on 2/23/12. The witness identified the defendant as the person who shot the victim. The defendant was charged with 2nd degree Murder and Felon in possession of a handgun.

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DATE/TIME: February 22, 2012 at 5:19 p.m.

LOCATION: 9410 North 13th Street, Tampa, Florida

VICTIM: Derrick Bernard Grady Jr., 02/19/1988, B/M, 2017 East 17th Avenue, Tampa


The victim and suspect were involved in a verbal confrontation at which time the victim was shot. The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he died shortly afterwards from his injuries. Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Technicians responded to the scene. Homicide is currently interviewing possible witnesses and the investigation is on-going. If additional information is obtained, will up-date. Updates can also be available via the Public Information Office during normal business hours tomorrow.

Lieutenant S. J. Lee
City of Tampa Police Department