Tampa Police Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting

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DATE/TIME: June 27, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.

LOCATION: 8704 North Brooks Street, Tampa

VICTIM: James N. King, DOB: 1/11/1976, B/M, 2106 Ridgemore Drive, Valrico


Tampa Police Officers responded to a shooting at 8704 North Brooks Street. When they arrived they found James King lying on the sidewalk with upper body trauma. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was targeted and this was not a random act of violence. Homicide detectives are following up on strong leads in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477) or text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES). Anonymous tips leading to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 in cash.

Janelle McGregor