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Another arrest made in March shooting of Tampa man, pregnant woman

TAMPA — Police on Monday arrested a second man in connection with a shooting that injured a man and an eight-month pregnant woman last month.

The shooting happened at a block party at Jackson Heights Apartments on March 13, according to an arrest affidavit. A fight broke out around 9 p.m. and three people started firing guns, apparently at each other, Tampa police said.

Two people, 15-year-old James Wade and 18-year-old Tawanna Williams, were hit — Wade in the leg and Williams in the lower back.

In an emergency caesarean section after the shooting, Williams delivered a healthy 8-pound, 7-ounce baby boy.

About noon Monday, Russell Lee Porter Jr., 22, of 8408 Rio Bravo Court, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery after the victims identified him in a police lineup, the arrest affidavit states.

One of Porter's listed co-defendants, Quinton Thompson, 21, was arrested March 15 on attempted murder charges and remains behind bars without bail.

The other, identified as Alonzo Jones, 18, remains at large, the report states.

Kim Wilmath can be reached at or (813) 226-3337.

Another arrest made in March shooting of Tampa man, pregnant woman 04/04/11 [Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2011 11:26pm]
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