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Deputies identify suspect in shooting of Pasco father

Rudy Vincente Rivera

Pasco Sheriff\u2019s Office

Rudy Vincente Rivera

DADE CITY — Police are searching for the man they say tried to kill a young father driving home from a convenience store with his family.

Rudy Vincente Rivera, 20, of 38755 Chapman St., is wanted for attempted murder in connection with an incident that landed a 25-year-old father in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to Rivera's arrest.

The family was driving home about 10:30 p.m. when they encountered a group of men firing guns at the intersection of Gaddis and Julian streets.

Concerned for the safety of his 5-year-old son, the husband told his wife to stop the car, and he got out to confront the men, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

But one of the men, who knew the father, turned his gun on the husband, shooting him three times in the arms and once in the back as he ran back to the car, the report said.

The husband told his wife to take him to the hospital. As they drove off, they could hear the sounds of bullets hitting the car, the report said. Neither the wife nor the son were injured.

The wife took him to Pasco Regional Medical Center, and he was transported to another area hospital for surgery. He remains in serious but stable condition.

The St. Petersburg Times is withholding the names of the victim and his family because no arrests have been made.

Deputies identify suspect in shooting of Pasco father 02/13/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 13, 2009 3:46pm]
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