Police Ask Witnesses to Fatal Club Shooting for Assistance

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Date/Time: 10/2/2011 at 2:46 a.m.

Location: 1902 E. 7th Avenue (Club Empire)

Victim #1: Leslie Jones Jr., B/M, DOB: 12/3/1990

Victim #2: Ahmaud Black, B/M, DOB: 12/26/1991


At 2:46 AM on 10/02/11 Club Empire was beginning to let out when an unknown suspect shot the victim (B/M Leslie Jerome Jones Jr. 12-03-90) in the Club Empire's VIP room. The victim was struck in the head and died instantly. Several of the victim's friends attempted to drag the victim out of the club to safety. The victim was located by law enforcement outside the club. The unknown suspect shot a second victim (B/M Ahmaud Black 12-26-91) in the chest. This wound was serious but not life threatening. The second victim was uncooperative and would not talk to law enforcement at this time. The relationship between the victims could not be established. The relationship between the victims and the suspect could not be established at this time.

The Tampa Police Department is asking that any patron (witness) that has any information to contact the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130.

-Lieutenant Ronald W. McMullen