Public’s Assistance Needed in Solving Weekend Homicide Case

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Detectives believe the five men in the attached photos may have information about what occurred.  They are asked to contact the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130 to speak with detectives.


DATE/TIME:            Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:48 p.m.                     

LOCATION:             Tampa Hotel, 2307 East Busch Boulevard

VICTIM:                   Kelly Evander Stacy Jr., DOB: 3/5/1999


Tampa Police Homicide detectives are urging individuals who were at the Tampa Hotel around the time of a fatal incident to contact the police department.  Officers responded to a shots fired call at the Tampa Hotel on Sunday, October 30 at 3:48 p.m.  They arrived at the scene and found Kelly E. Stacy Jr. lying on the ground.  Officers immediately began performing C.P.R. on the victim. Tampa Fire Rescue medics pronounced the victim deceased shortly after their arrival. 

Based on preliminary information, this incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.  Detectives are still working to determine the identity of the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unidentified suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.


Janelle McGregor