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Man charged with attempted murder in west Tampa shooting

TAMPA — Police charged a shooting victim with attempted murder Friday night, two days after he was found wounded.

German Clausell Martinez, 38, was engaged in a fight with his neighbor, Shawn Creszenzi, 18, and Arthur Miller, 19, when he pulled out a gun and shot both teens Wednesday night, Tampa Police said.

Creszenzi retaliated by pulling his own gun and shooting Martinez, who ran to the next block, police said.

Officers found all three men wounded near the 2500 block of W Palmetto Street at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday. They were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Martinez was charged with two counts of attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to arrest records.

He was booked in the Hillsborough County jail still wearing a hospital gown Friday night. No bail has been set.

Man charged with attempted murder in west Tampa shooting 03/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 2, 2012 9:11pm]
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