Tampa Police Actively Conducting Death Investigation

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DATE/TIME:            3/14/2015 at 5:50 p.m.

LOCATION:             8114 North 17th Street, Tampa

VICTIM:                  Ikeim Bobby Boswell, B/M, 11/23/1998


Tampa Police officers responded to 8114 North 17th Street in reference to a teen who was shot.   Based on preliminary information at the scene, Ikeim Boswell and a group of individuals were in the back yard playing with a small caliber pistol.  The gun went off and Boswell was struck once in the upper body area.  Fire Rescue transported the victim to Tampa General Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.  Detectives responded to the scene and conducted interviews with all the individuals who were at the house at the time of the incident.   

Detectives are still conducting witness interviews and reviewing evidence with the State Attorney’s Office to determine if the shooting was accidental or if a crime occurred.

 Janelle McGregor