Just before 3:00 AM on July 8, 2022, the Tampa Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of a male who had been shot in the area of 401 S. Howard Ave. Officers arrived on scene, located a 22-year-old black male victim with multiple gunshot wounds, and began providing emergency first aid. The victim succumbed to his injuries.
Officers immediately established a perimeter in an effort to locate the suspect. Jarred Deon White, black male (3/1/1997), approached one of the officers saying he had just shot someone. Officers recovered a 9mm handgun from White’s front waistband.
It was reported that there had been a previous verbal altercation between White and the victim inside a local bar earlier and that after leaving the bar, White reinitiated a verbal confrontation with the victim, challenging him to fight. This then led to a physical altercation and escalated to White shooting and killing the victim.
White was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree. He was taken to Orient Road Jail.