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Man dies after fight and shooting in Ybor City

TAMPA — Police have identified two men involved in a deadly Ybor City shooting early Sunday morning.

Willie Jones, 23, shot and killed Eduardo Castillo, 26, when Jones tried to stop a fight between Castillo and his girlfriend, according to the Tampa Police Department. It was at about 3 a.m. when the fight took place at 2028 E Seventh Ave.

When Jones and witnesses intervened, Castillo threatened them and reached into his waistband, police said.

Fearing for his life, Jones pulled out his own handgun and shot Castillo in the upper torso, killing him. Police said Jones had a concealed firearm permit.

Detectives continue to investigate the incident and no arrests have been made.

Man dies after fight and shooting in Ybor City 03/21/10 [Last modified: Sunday, March 21, 2010 2:57pm]
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