Cypress Point Beach

Suspect identified in downtown nightclub shooting


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The Tampa Police Department has identified a suspect involved in a fatal shooting at the LIT Cigar and Martini Lounge on October 9, 2022. Detectives are also working to identify a second suspect.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for Damaso Bravo, 31, of Wimauma, who is facing three counts of aggravated battery and a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Detectives believe that Bravo and another unidentified suspect opened fire on several individuals outside LIT in the early morning hours of October 9, striking and injuring six adult victims and fatally shooting a 30-year-old adult male.

A photo of Bravo and enhanced surveillance photos of the unknown suspect involved in the shooting are included.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects pictured or has information on their whereabouts is urged to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130 or share a tip via Tip411, which is accessible through the TampaPD app.

Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Bravo. An enhanced award of up to $9,500 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the unidentified suspect.

Those who wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward can contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay by calling 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), visit www.CrimeStoppersTB.com, or use the free Crime Stoppers mobile app and select "Tampa."