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Tampa Police Arrest Suspect In Homicide Off of Busch Blvd


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Suspect: Alberto Rodriguez-Stephenson

DOB: 08/14/1986

Charge: One Felony Count of Murder In The First Degree Premeditated Firearm – Possess

On September 22, 2023, at 11:56 p.m., Tampa Police arrested 37-year-old Alberto Rodriguez Stephenson in connection with the homicide of an adult male that occurred earlier that same day at the intersection of E. Busch Blvd. and N. Connechusett Rd.

At approximately 8:35 a.m., on September 22, 2023, officers responded to the intersection of E. Busch Blvd. and N. Connechusett Rd. in reference to an unresponsive adult male in the road. Upon arrival, officers located the victim with upper body trauma. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to gather video surveillance from several businesses in the area that captured the deadly confrontation between the victim and the suspect, as well as the suspect fleeing the scene and traveling westbound on E. Busch Blvd. Detectives were also able to confirm that the both parties were known to each other.

Through investigative means, detectives were able to positively identify the suspect as 37-year-old Alberto Rodriguez-Stephenson and place him under arrest.

Rodriguez-Stephenson was charged with One Felony Count of Murder In The First Degree with a Firearm and transported to Orient Road Jail.