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Arrest made in man's killing at Riverview apartment

RIVERVIEW — A Tampa man was killed when a fight ended in a shooting early Friday at a Riverview apartment complex, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies were called about 7:20 a.m. and found Nathaniel Brewer dead at the bottom of an outdoor staircase. Brewer, 49, was shot several times in his upper body after a fight inside an apartment at 9506 Newdale Way, authorities said.

Brewer, 49, of 4021 E Louisiana Ave., went to the apartment in northwest Riverview near Progress Village to visit, investigators determined. At some point, he got into an argument with another man, Kenyatta Bethley. The argument escalated. The two men fought, and moved outside, where Brewer was shot in the chest and head.

Bethley, 34, of Seffner, was caught about 2:30 p.m. at a friend's home on Mohrlake Drive in Brandon. He was arrested without incident, the Sheriff's Office said. Bethley was being held Friday on a second-degree murder charge.

Bethley's arrest history includes armed robbery, battery, sexual assault, kidnapping and marijuana posssession, cocaine trafficking and cyberstalking charges, according to state records. Since 1997, he has spent time in prison for robbery, false imprisonment and cocaine trafficking, records show.

Arrest made in man's killing at Riverview apartment 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 5:56pm]
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