Homicide Detectives Secure Murder Warrant in Sunday Evening Shooting


WANTED SUSPECT: Jose Guillermo Torres-Melvis, DOB: 6/21/92, B/M, 3507 East Genesee Street, Tampa

CHARGES: Second Degree Murder

VICTIM: Jamarie Lavon Hodges, DOB: 9/01/95, 3909 Ellicott Street East, Tampa, Florida

DATE of INCIDENT: 11/6/11, 4:44 p.m.

LOCATION: 3900 block of East Ellicott Street, Tampa

A fight broke out in the 3900 block of Ellicott Street between the victim's group of friends and the suspect's group of friends. During the fight, one of the victim's friends was robbed. The victim was attempting to help one of his friends when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot him in the upper body. He was transported to a Tampa hospital where he died from his wounds. Homicide Detectives have secured a warrant for the suspect's arrest on a Second Degree Murder charge. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the suspect or this case is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.

Laura McElroy
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