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  Murder Warrant Issued For Teenager In Fatal Shooting
Help Needed To Identify Armed Robbery Suspect
This is a photograph of the robbery in progress at the Mobil Gas Station last month.
The search is continuing for a teenager linked to a fatal shooting last week. The Hills- borough County Sheriff’s Of- fice has obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Last Wednesday, deputies were alerted to a person being down while working on an unrelated call for service. When they arrived at the in- tersection of E. 124th Avenue and N. 9th Street, they located the victim.
The unidentified Black teenager was discovered out- side of a duplex. It was deter- mined that he suffered upper body trauma, and was pro- nounced dead at the scene, around 8:30 p.m..
The witnesses directed the
The body of an unidentified teenager was located at the in- tersection of E. 124th Avenue and N. 9th Street last Wednesday night.
deputies to the area where a person had been injured. The deputies discovered that the victim was suffering from upper body trauma.
Information gathered dur- ing the investigation into the fatal shooting led detectives to 16-year-old Kanye Vas- non Mordica. He is cur- rently being sought for second-degree murder with a firearm. Detectives have ob- tained a warrant for Mordica for second-degree murder with a firearm.
Mordica is known to fre- quent the University area as well as the Sulphur Springs area.
Chad Chronister, Hills- borough County Sheriff said,
“While this suspect is only a juvenile, we believe he is armed, dangerous, and on the run, and would advise anyone who comes in contact with him to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately.”
Anyone with information on his whereabouts can con- tact detectives by calling (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at (800) 273- TIPS. Crime Stoppers can also be reached online at
Detectives are searching for an armed robbery suspect who left a store clerk injured. The robbery took place on January 30th.
According to the Hillsbor- ough County Sheriff’s Office, around 3:30 a.m., on January 30th, the suspect entered the Mobil Gas Station, 11292 Boyette Road. The unknown Black man displayed a hand- gun and demanded money.
The store clerk refused to give the money to the man. At some point, the suspect walked around the counter. The two men then came face- to-face, and the clerk punched
the armed suspect.
Police said as the suspect
was falling backward, he in- tentionally fired the handgun, striking the clerk in the arm. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The man then took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene.
The suspect is described as being between 16 and 22 years of age, between 5’7” and 5’9” and weighing between 120 and 140 pounds. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.
 Death Under
  The Hills- borough County Sher- iff’s Office is currently in- vestigating the death of an inmate. It took place
last Tuesday. Accord- ing to police,
Man Accused Of Beating 5-Year-Old Child
A 32-year-old man was ar- rested Monday and charged with child abuse. He is ac- cused of beating a child.
According to the St. Pe- tersburg Police Department, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in reference to a child with a head injury. When they arrived, the child was trans- ported to a local hospital.
Doctors determined that the 5-year-old girl had severe head trauma and fresh in- juries to her body. She also had scarring all over her body to include bite marks.
She underwent surgery and is now listed in stable condition. Police arrested 32- year-old William Green and charged him with two counts of aggravated child
at approximately 2:45 a.m., in- mate Vincentito Otero, 50, was discovered unresponsive by deputies. He was on the floor in a single-room cell and was discovered during a rou- tine well-being check.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the jail, but were unsuccessful in reviv- ing Otero. He was pronounced deceased at the jail.
His cause of death has not been determined, pending the outcome of the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office report. The investigation is continuing.
abuse with great bodily harm. Police said Green was the only adult caregiver in the home during the time the child was injured and there were no other children in the house. The investigation is

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