TAMPA POLICE MAKE ARREST IN HOMICIDE
Incident Date/Time: 11/26/2019 at 12:38 AM
Location: 4012 W Ohio Avenue Interbay
Incident Type: Homicide
Victim: Alex F Stephens DOB 1/1/1972
Arrested: Roy E Dean 8/9/1977
Details: On November 26, Tampa Police were dispatched to the 4000 block of W. Ohio Avenue Interbay for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived to find a 48 year old male, identified as Alex Stephens, was the victim of a gunshot wound. The investigation has revealed that the suspect, Roy Dean, was involved in a physical altercation with Stephens inside the residence of 4012 Ohio Ave, where Dean sustained a minor injury to his face. Dean left the residence on foot and returned about 10 minutes later because he was upset about the earlier altercation.
Dean entered the back yard of the residence armed with a handgun. Dean saw Stephens laying down on a bed through an open bedroom window and shot at the victim through the open window twice, striking him once in the upper torso. Dean then fled south through the back yard of 4012 Ohio Av.
Detectives developed leads and were able to arrest Dean, who provided a post-Miranda confession.
Dean is currently being held in Pasco County on unrelated charges.