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22nd Street shooting arrest

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TAMPA, FL (December 3rd, 2021) - Detectives arrested and charged Ja'Marion Strange (DOB 07/26/2005) with 1st Degree Murder, after an ongoing dispute ended in gunfire near the intersection of 22nd St. and 26th Ave.

On November 23, 2021 officers found a 13-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds near the Lee Davis Community Center.  The victim was rushed to Tampa General Hospital where he died two days later.

After the autopsy was conducted, the Medical Examiner ruled the victim's death a homicide. 

Evidence gathered in the case, along with video, witness statements, tips from the public and other investigative means, they were able to develop probable cause and arrest Strange.

At the time of his arrest for the 1st Degree Murder charge, Strange was already in custody for three felony charges (two aggravated assault with deadly weapon charges and a shooting at/within or into a building charge) for a November 8, 2021 shooting where he opened fire on the victim's home, while family members were inside.

Detectives are thankful for the cooperation they've received from the public.  Although Strange is charged in the victim's death, the investigation is ongoing and more information is needed.  Anyone with tips should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-837-TIPS.