Search Continues for Two Additional Suspects in Cab Driver?s Death

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DATE/TIME: 12/10/2013 at 10:16 p.m.

SUSPECT: Devante Bell, B/M, DOB: 2/18/1994, 1509 East New Orleans Avenue, Tampa

VICTIM: John M. Dooley, W/M, DOB: 1/23/1957

DETAILS:
Tampa Police homicide detectives have arrested one suspect and are actively working to identify two additional suspects involved in the Sunday night murder of a Yellow Cab driver. Detectives identified Devante Bell through latent evidence, which included records from the cab company. Police officers took Bell into custody late Tuesday night at his home on New Orleans Avenue in Tampa. He was interviewed at the police department’s downtown headquarters and charged with First Degree Murder and Robbery with a Firearm.

During this extensive investigation, detectives discovered that a third suspect was possibly involved in the fatal shooting of John Dooley. Investigators are actively following up on leads and examining forensic evidence to arrest any additional suspects connected to Dooley’s death.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest.

Janelle McGregor
TPD PIO

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INCIDENT DATE/TIME: 12/8/2013 at 7:45 PM

VICTIM: John M. Dooley, W/M, DOB: 1/23/1957

SUSPECTS: Two Black Males

LOCATION: Eskimo & N 18th St

DETAILS:
Tampa Police detectives are actively working to identify and arrest two suspects who fatally injured a Yellow Cab driver. The two suspects called for a cab at around 7:45 p.m. on December 8 to take them to another location. While the suspects were en-route to their destination, they shot the cab driver and fled the scene near the intersection of Eskimo and 18th Street. The suspects’ final destination is still unclear at this time.

Officers are actively canvassing the neighborhood, processing the victim’s vehicle and interviewing multiple witnesses to determine the suspects’ identities. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest.

Janelle McGregor
TPD PIO
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