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Tampa Police Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect

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Incident Date/Time:  12/26/2020 at 1:51 AM
Incident Location:  E. 7th Ave and N. 20th St

Arrest Date/Time:  1/4/2021 at 5:00 PM     
Arrest Location:  10319 Hunters Haven Blvd., Riverview, FL 33578
Suspect Arrested:  Livonte Howard, black male (DOB: 05/02/1998) 
Charges: First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery 

Details:  In the early morning of December 26, Tampa Police responded to a shooting in the area of E. 7th Ave near N. 20th St. Four subjects had been shot; two died as a result of their injuries. Detectives immediately began working to develop leads in the case. During the investigation, they were able to identify 22-year-old Livonte Howard as a suspect. Detectives then began working to locate and apprehend Howard.

Following investigative leads, detectives determined Howard was at 10319 Hunters Haven Blvd in Riverview. On the afternoon of January 4, Tampa Police Detectives witnessed Howard exit and re-enter the residence. Officers surrounded the house and gave several loud verbal commands for Howard to come out with his hands up. Howard eventually exited the house and was immediately taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Hillsborough County Jail charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Aggravated Battery.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone who believes they may have information related to this case is asked to contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.