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Homicide arrest

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Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2022) - Just before midnight on August 24th, 2022, officers were dispatched to a ShotSpotter detection at the Shell Gas Station on N. 50th St. where they located a victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, laying on the ground in the parking lot.  The victim later died at a nearby hospital.

Derick Bowden

Through investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify Derick P. Bowden as the suspect in the homicide and a warrant was issued for his arrest last month. On October 2nd 2022 , a tip from Crimestoppers led detectives to an address located in Hillsborough county, where Bowden was staying and taken into custody. Bowden is charged with First Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Bowden and the victim were known to each other. In addition, a criminal history check revealed Bowden has ten prior felony convictions. The case remains under investigation.