Tampa Police Detectives Urge Witnesses in Homicide Case to Come Forward

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DATE/TIME: March 23, 2014 at 9:52 p.m.

LOCATION: 2900 Block of East 28th Avenue, Tampa

VICTIM: Carlton “Cooda” Reed, DOB: 5/3/1962, 1917 North Delaware Avenue


Tampa Police homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the death of 52 year-old Carlton Reed. On March 23, Officers responded to the 2900 block of 28th Avenue to investigate an aggravated battery. When the officers arrived on scene, they located the victim lying on his side in the street with severe injuries to his upper body. Tampa Fire Rescue transported the victim to Tampa General Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the victim was involved in a physical altercation with an unknown number of suspects. Detectives are currently speaking with witnesses and following up on leads, however they are still requesting the public’s help to solve this murder case.

Detectives do believe that several individuals witnessed the incident and they urge them to come forward with any details they may have about Reed’s death.

Anyone with information about this homicide case 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