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Tampa Police Charge Four Suspects Following Pursuit


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On April 22, 2024, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers in an unmarked unit observed a 2020 Nissan Rogue traveling westbound on E Hanna Ave approaching N 43rd St driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. 

As officers attempted to get closer to the vehicle to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle came to a stop, and occupants of the vehicle fired several shots toward officers prior to officers activating their emergency lights. The vehicle then fled again at a high rate of speed.

Officers did not return fire, but engaged in a brief pursuit as a result of the suspects having no regard for the lives of others. The pursuit quickly ended in the area of N 53rd St and Nancy St where the vehicle crashed into bushes. Five suspects fled, three of whom fled into a residence located in the 7600 block of Sharon Dr. 

With assistance from our K-9 Unit, officers were able to quickly apprehend the suspects and take them into custody.

As a result of the incident, 20-year-old Tyce Hunter (10/06/2003), 21-year-old Jaden Roberts (08/15/2002), and 20-year-old Jerdavius Stubbs (03/01/2004) were all charged with One Felony Count of Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and One Misdemeanor Count of Resisting Officer Without Violence. 21-year-old Jamariq Travan (11/08/2002) was charged with One Felony Count of Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

“What our officers encountered last night is another stark reminder of the dangers of working in law enforcement and I’m fortunate that each of them was able to go home to their families,” said Chief Lee Bercaw. “Their swift action in apprehending the suspects is another example of our unwavering dedication to keeping our city and its residents safe.”

The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may follow.