DADE CITY — Authorities are searching for a robber who shot and killed a man near 37307 Oak St. early Saturday morning.
Doug Tobin, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said the assailant approached a group of four people and, while robbing them, shot 31-year-old Agustin Hernandez. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
The gunman is at large.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the robber.
The robber is a black man, 16to 25 years old with a light to medium complexion, Crime Stoppers said. He is thin, clean shaven and between 5 foot 8 and 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a red sports jersey, dark shorts, and a red bandanna around his neck, and might have been carrying an orange backpack. Crime Stoppers said the robber ran away after the shooting and that detectives think he might live in the area.
Only tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are eligible for the reward. Tips can be left anonymously by calling toll-free at 1-800-873-8477 or visiting the website, crimestopperstb.com. You can also text "CSTB" and your tip to 274637.
Tobin also asked anyone with information to call the Sheriff's Office toll-free at 1-800-706-2488. Those who call the Sheriff's Office are not required to identify themselves.