Man Shot During Domestic Dispute

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Date/Time: 11/9/2011 at 9:51 p.m.

Location: 300 Block of Woodlawn Ave. E. - Robles Park

Victim: Charon Aliem Shaw, B/M, DOB: 10/22/1972, 7606 Abbey Lane, Tampa

Suspect: Damien Micheal Townes, B/M, DOB: DOB: 06/05/1978, 318 E. Woodlawn Avenue, Tampa

Charge: Second Degree Murder


Tampa Police received a 911 call from a woman advising that her ex-boyfriend/victim, Charon Shaw, was outside of her residence and requested for the police to respond to her home.

After hanging up the phone, she called 911 again screaming, "Get your hands off me", while crying. When Officers arrived in the 300 block of E. Woodlawn Ave., they observed the victim lying on the ground in front of 315 E. Woodlawn Ave. The victim sustained several gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Tampa Fire Rescue transported the victim to Tampa General Hospital, where he subsequently died from his wounds.

Homicide Detectives were called to the scene, where it was learned that the new boyfriend/suspect, Damien Townes, was responsible for the shooting.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him without incident.

Lieutenant Craig A. Sawicki
Tampa Police Department