Man Arrested for Shooting Roommate

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Date/Time: 1/15/2012 at 11:52 a.m.

What: Aggravated Battery (Shooting)

Location: 10228 N. Oakleaf Av Tampa, Fl.

Victim Info: Evan J White DOB:02-14-75 10228 Oakleaf Av N

Defendant Info: Michael R Taylor DOB:02-01-65
10228 Oakleaf Av N

During a dispute between 2 room mates (White and Taylor)over medication, defendant Taylor armed himself with a firearm and shot White 3 times in the torso area.

Taylor was arrested on-scene. The victim White was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and has since undergone several hours of surgery. As of writing his condition is "critical".

The investigation is still on going with detectives on scene and at headquarters interviewing the defendant.

Sergeant M. Delage
Tampa Police Department