Saturday, May 26, 2018
Public safety

Man wounded, another arrested in Riverview shooting

RIVERVIEW — One man was injured and another was arrested early Thursday after a shooting unraveled near a convenience store, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting was reported about 1:20 a.m. at 12502 Balm Riverview Road near the Prime Time Food Mart.

George Nelson Jr., 51, and Michael Sheppard Jr., 40, were arguing over a woman when Nelson pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and shot Sheppard through the windshield of his car.

Moments later, both men left the convenience store and returned to their homes. Deputies later received two calls about the shooting: one near the food mart, and another from Nelson's home, where someone told deputies Nelson wanted to turn himself in.

Deputies also arrived to Sheppard's home and took him to Tampa General Hospital with a gunshot wound in his shoulder. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, deputies said.

Nelson was arrested and faces attempted murder and aggravated battery charges. He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Thursday without bail.

An investigation remained under way Thursday.

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