Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Public safety

Arrest made in fatal nightclub shooting in Tampa

TAMPA — A North Tampa man was charged Friday with killing a Tarpon Springs man after leaving a downtown nightclub early Thursday, Tampa police said.

Edgardo Molina, 27, of 8624 Postwood Circle, was arrested without incident near W Hillsborough Avenue and N Dale Mabry Highway, police said.

The shooting of 23-year-old Terence Wilson stemmed from an argument inside Club Underground at 802 E Whiting St., police said. Molina was ejected from the club for fighting at about 1:50 a.m. Ten minutes later, Wilson walked to his car in a lot at 901 E Whiting St. Molina confronted him and when Wilson tried to leave, Molina shot him, police said.

Wilson, who recently moved to Tarpon Springs, died at the scene.

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit took Molina into custody. He was held Friday night on second-degree murder charge.

Molina has more than 10 arrests since 2005, records show. In 2005, he was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and sentenced to year in prison. In 2012, he was given an 18-month sentence for tampering with a witness. He was released from prison in June 2013.

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