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Arrest warrant issued for homicide suspect.


Tampa, FL (Wednesday, September 7, 2022) - An arrest warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Derick P. Bowden on the charges of First Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a firearm.

Just before midnight on August 24th, 2022, Tampa Police were dispatched to a ShotSpotter detection in the 2900 block of N. 50th St. Officers located a 26-year-old male laying on the ground, in the parking lot of the Shell gas station with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives immediately began developing leads in the case and identified Bowden as the suspect.  Investigators believe this is not a random act as Bowden and the victim were known to each other. In addition, a criminal history check revealed Bowden has ten prior felony convictions.

Derick Bowden

Tampa Police urge anyone who may have information that could lead to the apprehension and arrest of Derick Bowden to contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.