At 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, HCSO received a 911 call in reference to shots fired at Woodberry Woods Apartments on Tealwood Drive. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found one man dead in the doorway of the unit.
Detectives have learned the deceased man began knocking on the door just before 4:30 a.m. The female resident cracked open the door, but could not see who it was.
The man then violently pushed the door open and a verbal argument ensued between the two. The man then confronted another male who was also in the apartment.
The man who broke through the door then shot and struck the male who he was arguing with, hitting him at least one time, which according to the Police, caused a non-life-threatening injury to his lower body.
In fear for her life, the woman retreated back into a bedroom and retrieved a firearm.
She returned to the living room area where another verbal confrontation ensued and almost immediately, there is an exchange of gunfire between the intruder and the woman.
The male intruder was later found dead inside the doorway of the apartment unit by deputies.
The woman was not injured in the incident.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister stated:
“We believe the decedent and woman involved in this shooting knew each other,”
“We are still investigating the events that led up to this incident, however, it does appear domestic in nature.”
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