Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Public safety

Man turns himself in after Pasco shooting; second suspect sought

HOLIDAY — Pasco County sheriff's deputies took a man into custody Thursday who they say shot into a car, the bullet grazing a passenger's shoulder.

Robert Scott Emery, 20, of Holiday turned himself in to deputies.

According to investigators, Molly Hall, 28, pulled into a driveway in the 2000 block of Pleasure Drive in Holiday about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday when two men with guns approached the car. A passenger, Taylor Cope, 29, told Hall to drive away, and while doing so she struck the suspects' vehicle, a silver sport utility vehicle.

At the same time, Emery fired two shots into the car, one skimming Cope's shoulder before lodging itself into the car's passenger-side B pillar, deputies said.

The incident appeared to be over Hall, whom the second gunman used to date and whom began dating Cope, a Sheriff's Office report said. Cope and the other gunman had a physical altercation on Monday, Hall told deputies, after which the second gunman sent her a text message that included a gun emoji and said "Ur dead I swear b----."

Emery faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. He was being held without bail Thursday at the Land O'Lakes Detention Center.

The other gunman, who detectives wrote in a report might be named "Rob D," remained at large Thursday. Deputies said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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