Detectives Searching for Wounded Armed Suspect

03/18/15
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The suspect was last seen wearing a bandage on his right arm.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130 or CRIMESTOPPERS.
The suspect was last seen with a bandage on his right arm. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130 or CRIMESTOPPERS.

DATE/TIME: 2/18/2012 at 11:27 p.m.

LOCATION: 406 East Ross Avenue, Tampa

SUSPECT: Oscar D. Thomas, B/M, DOB: 12/12/1969
POSSIBLE ADDRESSES: 102 West Gladys Street, Apt #B, Tampa
2804 North Tampa Street, Apt #B, Tampa

DETAILS:

Tampa Police detectives are searching for an armed suspect who was shot during a home burglary. The female victim inside the home woke up when she heard noises coming from downstairs. Her husband armed himself with a handgun and went downstairs to check out the house. He confronted the suspect who was attempting to remove items out of the home. In fear for his life, the husband fired one shot hitting the suspect in the right arm. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Detectives used forensic evidence left behind at the scene to identify the suspect as Oscar Thomas. During their investigation, detectives determined that Thomas was armed with a taser he stole out of the homeowner’s purse. Detectives issued a warrant for his arrest on 2/24/2012. A reward is being offered for the suspect's arrest. Anyone with information leading to Thomas' arrest is urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.


Janelle McGregor
TPD PIO