Detectives Arrest Student with a Gun

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WHEN: 10/23/2013 @ 3:09 p.m.

WHERE: Cayuga Street East and Seminole Avenue North

VICTIM: Randy Benck, 12/1/1996, B/M, 2013 East Henry Avenue, Tampa

SUSPECT: Antonio Comer, 5/30/1997, B/M, 1419 East Mohawk Avenue, Tampa

CHARGES: Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Aggravated Battery, Possession of a Firearm on School Property, Minor in Possession of a Firearm and Tampering with Evidence.

DETAILS: The victim and the suspect were involved in a fight after school. During the physical altercation, the suspect pulled a gun from his pocket, pointed it and threatened the victim. The suspect pistol-whipped the victim. An anonymous person called the police to report the fight. When officers arrived, several males fled on foot. An officer saw the suspect throw the gun in a nearby trash can. Another officer caught the suspect as he was running away. During the interview, the suspect admitted that he had a gun on the Hillsborough High School campus yesterday. The investigation is ongoing to determine how he obtained the gun.
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