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Tampa Police Seek Community Help in Solving 14-Year-Old's Shooting Death


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Tampa Police Detectives are asking the community for assistance in identifying those responsible for the shooting death of 14-year-old Jevario Buie.

On Wednesday, April 17th, just after 3:30 pm, officers responded to reports of gunfire near the 1400 block of W. Busch Blvd.  Upon arrival, they found Jevario near the railroad tracks between Busch Blvd. and Rome Ave., where he died from his injuries.

"This is a senseless tragedy that has taken a young life," said Chief Lee Bercaw.  "Jevario's family is heartbroken, and our detectives are working tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice. We are asking the community to come forward with any information they may have. Even the smallest detail could be crucial in solving this case and finding justice for Jevario’s family."

In an effort to generate leads, Jevario's family has authorized the release of his information and photographs. Detectives are hopeful that someone with information about the shooting will come forward to aid in the investigation. The family is also requesting privacy as they navigate this difficult time.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact Tampa Police at 813.231.6130 or by contacting Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.