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Arrest made in Tampa home invasion shootings

James Skinner, 28, was arrested Wednesday night on charges of aggravated battery and robbery in connection to the shooting of two men in March.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

James Skinner, 28, was arrested Wednesday night on charges of aggravated battery and robbery in connection to the shooting of two men in March.

TAMPA — Police arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a March home invasion robbery in which two brothers were shot, one in the leg and the other in the head. Both survived.

James L. Skinner of 1134 Andrew Aviles Circle was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and taken to the Hillsborough County jail on aggravated battery and robbery charges

The home invasion happened at about 2:45 a.m. March 26. Police said two masked, armed men kicked open the front door to 3408 N Garrison St. and confronted Terrance Hamerter, 26, and Terrell Hamerter, 24, at gunpoint.

The Hamerters struggled with the suspects, and shots were fired.

Terrance Hamerter was shot in the leg, and Terrell Hamerter was shot in the head. Both were taken to Tampa General Hospital — Terrance's condition was stable and Terrell was in critical condition.

Updated information on the Hamerters' condition was not immediately available.

The investigation continues.

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Arrest made in Tampa home invasion shootings 04/29/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:10pm]
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