TAMPA POLICE LOOKING FOR SHOOTING SUSPECT

04/11/18

Incident Date/Time: 4/8/2018 at 12:24 AM

Location: 4218 E. 7th Avenue

Business Name: Dreams Gentlemen's Club

Victim Info: Lavon B. Rowells DOB 3/6/85; Henry R. Norton DOB 12/14/89

Suspect Info: BM short hair, 5'10", thin build, armed with a handgun

Vehicle of Interest: silver or gray sedan, possibly Dodge Dart

Video available: https://youtu.be/1INlcP3kJos

Details: In the early morning hours of 4/8/18, officers responded to Dreams Gentlemen's Club for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Lavon Rowells outside the club, the victim of a gunshot wound to the back. Rowells is a bouncer at the club and was attempting to break up a fight between the suspect and victim #2, Henry Norton. It was during this time the suspect shot both Rowells and Norton. Norton was shot in the lower left area of his back. The suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. Norton was taken to TGH. A silver or dark gray colored vehicle, possibly a Dodge Dart, was seen in the area after the shooting near the club, but it has not been confirmed as being involved in the shooting.

The suspect, seen in the video, was wearing a blue short sleeve shirt and long denim shorts. Detectives are actively developing leads to identify the suspect. Anyone with information that may assist in identifying this suspect is asked to call Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay.