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Man Who Shot Another In The Head Arrested
Police Investigate Fatal Shooting At Apartment Complex
    A 37-year-old man was ar- rested last week and is facing several charges. He is accused of shooting another man three times in the head and face.
According to Tampa Police, Mardell Fipps is accused of shooting the 52-year-old victim after they quarreled. Fipps re- portedly became upset after the victim woke him too early after a night of partying.
Police responded to Grant Park area after an injured man fell in front of the home of a res- ident November 30th, in the af- ternoon. The victim was reportedly bleeding from the head area when the resident called 9-1-1.
The victim was alert and told police the shooting had taken place in the 4500 block of E. 26th Avenue.
The victim was transported to a local hospital, where it was discovered that he had been shot three times. One of the projec- tiles penetrated his skull and en- tered his brain, police said.
The following day, detectives visited the man in the hospital and he provided them with in- formation about the shooting.
According to the affidavit, the victim told police that the two men had known each other for a year and a half. On Novem- ber 29th, the victim picked Fipps up and drove him to his home, in Ft. Meade, where they celebrated Fipps’ birthday.
The following morning, the victim said he woke Fipps up and they argued because Fipps said it was too early. The two be- came engaged in an argument and Fipps is alleged to have tied the victim up in his kitchen and threatened to kill him with a sil-
Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sher- iff’s Office are currently in- vestigating a fatal shooting. It took place last Wednes- day at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartment Complex.
According to police, deputies responded to the location shortly before 9:30 p.m.
When they arrived at the scene, the located an
This is the location where a man was fa- tally shot last Wednesday.
adult man who was suffer- ing from gunshot wounds. The victim was trans- ported to Advent Heath, where he was pronounced
The investigation is
continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-
873-TIPS or online at
ver revolver.
Fipps reportedly let the vic-
tim go and said he was joking. He also requested the victim bring him back to Tampa and drop him off.
As the interview continued, the victim told detectives that he (victim) was driving his aunt’s vehicle. When the two neared the destination, the victim said Fipps produced the same firearm and ordered the victim to drive to the 4500 block of E. 26th Avenue. After reaching the pond, the suspect forced the victim out of the car at gunpoint and with- out provocation, shot the victim three times. The suspect then fled the scene in the victim’s ve- hicle, which was located a short distance away.
Fipps was located on De- cember 2nd and taken into cus- tody. He was charged with attempted first-degree premedi- tated murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, kidnapping, and being a felon in possession of a handgun.
He was taken to the Hillsbor- ough County Jail, where his bond was set at $500,000.
Teenager Faces Robbery, 1st Degree Murder Charges
An 18-year-old Tampa man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last Monday night. The shooting took place at the Murphy USA Gas Station, 9023 Gibsonton Drive.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered that an adult man was on the ground suf- fering from an apparent gunshot wound. The unidentified victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pro- nounced deceased.
After talking with witnesses, detectives said the victim was ob- served exiting the driver’s seat of a black vehicle with a firearm in his hand. Witnesses further told de- tectives that the suspect got out of the passenger’s seat of the vehicle wearing an orange ski mask and also had a firearm in his hand.
After shooting the victim, the suspect is alleged to have driven away in the victim’s car. It was also captured on the store’s sur- veillance cameras. The vehicle was later recovered in a grassy area near Kings Lake Subdivision on Big Bend Road, police said.
Detectives identified the man as 18-year-old Deleno Spencer Madanaga. He has been charged with first-degree murder while engaging in robbery and robbery with a firearm causing great bod- ily harm or death.
Detectives have not released any additional information.
Body Of Murder Victim Found In Abandoned Vehicle
The abandoned BMW vehicle containing the body of an adult man was discovered in the 6800 block of Lyman Avenue.
    The body of a man was dis- covered inside an abandoned ve- hicle early Monday, shortly before 9 a.m.
The cause of death has been ruled as a homicide.
According to the Tampa Po- lice Department, officers were dispatched to the 6800 block of Lyman Avenue, in reference to an abandoned vehicle. Further inspection of the blue BMW re-
vealed that the body of a 38- year-old Hispanic man inside the car. The victim suffered trauma to his upper body.
Detectives responded to the scene and launched their inves- tigation. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Crime Stop- pers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873- TIPS or online at

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