TPD DETECTIVES WANT TO INTERVIEW PERSON OF INTEREST IN HOMICIDE

10/21/16
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PERSON OF INTEREST:       Jovan Quinton Huggins BM DOB: 9/5/1993 6'0"-6'2" 160-170 pounds.

 VICTIM:                                 Latoya Smith 8/12/1986

 LOCATION:                          2110 West Flora Street

 INCIDENT DATE/TIME:       Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM

 

DETAILS:

 Tampa Police detectives are trying to locate and interview Jovan Quinton Huggins, a person of interest in relation to the homicide that took place Thursday.                        

 Latoya Smith, a mother of three children, was located in the roadway at 2110 West Flora Street, suffering from a fatal head injury. She was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.  A black Dodge Charger, which was registered to Latoya Smith, was involved in a hit and run crash near Cass Street and Willow Avenue shortly after she was found.  A black male wearing a red shirt and black shorts was seen running from the Charger.

 Witnesses were able to establish that the Latoya Smith had been with her new boyfriend, Jovan Huggins, a short time prior to her being located in the roadway on West Flora Street. At the time, Huggins was wearing a red shirt and black shorts.  Tampa Police detectives would like to locate and interview Huggins, as he was the last person known to see Latoya Smith alive.

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UPDATE REGARDING MURDER INVESTIGATION

 Tampa Police detectives have identified the woman found fatally injured in the 2100 block of W Flora Street earlier today, and have notified her next of kin.

 The deceased is Latoya D. Smith, 30 (DOB: 8/12/86)

 At this time, no arrest has been made. The murder does not appear to be random and TPD detectives are pursuing promising leads.

 As was reported in an earlier Media Alert, the woman was found lying in the middle of the street with head injuries. She was taken to the hospital. She died of her injuries.

 The investigation continues.