Tampa Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Outside Bar

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DATE/TIME:            March 7, 2015 at 11:45 p.m.  

LOCATION:             Chic’s Bar, 9002 North Florida Avenue

DECEASED VICTIM:                    David Darryl Cooper, W/M, DOB: 4/21/82

VICTIM #2:              Jonathan Leopoldo Cardenas-Calderon, H/M, DOB: 7/22/85


The Tampa Police Department is asking patrons and employees to come forward with information on a double shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured outside a bar.  Police officers responded to Chic’s Bar on March 7 at approximately 11:45 p.m. to investigate a shots fired call.  When officers arrived they located two victims lying in the back parking lot with gunshot wounds.  They performed CPR on both victims until paramedics arrived.  David Cooper was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The second victim, Jonathan Cardenas-Calderon, is currently listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

Homicide detectives are actively following up on leads to identify the suspect in this case.  Based on the preliminary investigation, the shooting appears to be drug related and not a random act of violence. 


Anyone with any information about the shooting may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 through Crime Stoppers.  Anonymous tips can be reported to Crime Stoppers  at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestopperstb.com, via the TipSubmit mobile app or text to CSTB plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  


Janelle McGregor