Detectives Searching for Aggravated Battery Suspect

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WHEN: 6/24/13, 5:50 a.m.

WHERE: 2301 East McBerry Street, Tampa, National Distribution Inc.

SUSPECT: Unknown black male suspect, 5'10- 6'0, dark complexion, wearing dark blue jacket w/ hood, dark pants, sunglasses and last seen armed with a gun

DETAILS: As the victim unlocked the front gates to his business, the suspect approached him and pointed a gun at the victim. As the victim turned to run away, the suspect fired one shot, striking the victim. After the suspect ran from the area, the victim called 911. District III units arrived on scene and found the victim lying on the ground, with one gunshot wound to the left upper thigh. Tampa Fire Rescue arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. After establishing a perimeter, Air Service and K-9 units assisted with searching for the suspect, with negative results. This investigation is on-going.