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Tampa Police Make Arrest In Early Morning Homicide

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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.

Jarred White

White was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree. He was taken to Orient Road Jail.