Thursday, February 22, 2018
Public safety

Hillsborough issues warrant for attempted murder suspect

TAMPA — An attempted murder warrant has been issued in connection with the shooting of a Tampa man early Sunday.

Hillsborough County deputies say Jose Aviles Maldonado, 34, shot Brian Agee, 43, of Tampa after they argued about 4:50 a.m. at 139th Avenue and 15th Street.

Deputies say Maldonado exited his 1999 blue sport utility vehicle, approached Agee with a handgun and fired twice, hitting Agee in the right arm and the chest. He then climbed back inside his SUV and drove off.

Tampa police found Maldonado's vehicle about 6 miles away at 32nd Avenue and 12th Street.

Agee was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on Maldonado's whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

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