NEW PORT RICHEY
Man sought in SATURDAY shooting that left victim in hospital
Police are looking for a man they say shot and injured another man Saturday night. Shane Michael Haney, 20, of 5940 Missouri Ave., is a suspect in a shooting that occurred about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Police say Haney shot a man in the leg during a confrontation. The victim, whom police have not yet identified, was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. He was in stable condition. Police said Haney fled after the shooting and is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the New Port Richey Police Department at (727) 841-4550.
Jail officials ID man in haunted-house case
The man accused of groping several youths at a haunted house has been identified by jail officials after some initial confusion about his name. James Lewis Carter, 50, of Palm Harbor was booked into the Pinellas County Jail after being arrested Friday night. Jail officials said Carter gave another name when he was arrested, but his true identity was discovered as he was booked into the jail. Police say he groped several youths at the Tarpon Springs haunted house, kissed one and violently shook another. He was released Saturday on $60,000 bail for four counts of child abuse and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation. The haunted house is operated by a company called Scare Co. from Tarpon Springs. A Scare Co. employee said Sunday that volunteers for the haunted house include teenagers.
Fire damages vacant commercial building
Officials are investigating an arson that damaged a vacant building Saturday night, Tampa Fire Rescue said. About 10 p.m., crews responded to a fire at a single-story commercial building at 2908 N 22nd St., a few blocks north of Interstate 4. Crews had the fire under control within 15 minutes, and no injuries were reported. An investigator with the Tampa Fire Marshal's Office determined the fire was intentionally set, but does not believe it is connected with any other fires in the area. The empty building received moderate damage, officials said.
Bicyclist seriously injured in collision
A bicyclist was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with critical injuries after colliding with a vehicle Sunday afternoon. Authorities said Thomas Farrell, a 48-year-old off-duty Belleair police officer, was driving through the intersection at Drew Street and Old Coachman Road on a green light about 1:30 p.m. when a man rode into his path. The bicyclist's name has not been released. Police said Farrell had been westbound on Drew and the bicyclist was riding north to south when the accident occurred. No other details were released.
Pasco Sheriff's Golf Classic: 9 a.m., Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, 12900 Lake Jovita Blvd., Dade City. Toll-free 1-800-854-2862 or visit lakejovitagolfcc.com.
'The Importance of Being Earnest': 8 p.m., Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. $16 for adults, $11 for seniors and students. (727) 857-2604.
Garden advice: 6:45 p.m., Colonial Hills Civic Club, 3825 Prime Place, New Port Richey. Hosted by the Elfers Centennial Garden Club. (727) 372-9954.