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Police arrest man in Temple Terrace killing

TEMPLE TERRACE — Gary Brown II, suspected in the September shooting death of JoBree Platt, 31, at a Temple Terrace apartment, has turned himself in, police say.

Brown, 29, faces first-degree murder and two attempted armed robbery charges. He was held in Hillsborough County Jail Thursday without bail.

Police say Brown shot Platt at the Village Oaks apartments in the 8500 block of Montravail Circle on Sept. 4.

Platt and his cousin had just returned after a night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino when they were confronted by Brown, who was wearing black clothes and a ski mask, police say.

Brown fired the gun that killed Platt, police say.

Edward Lavon Larry, 29, drove the getaway vehicle, authorities say.

Larry was arrested earlier and charged with accessory-after-the-fact and second-degree murder in connection with the shooting.

He was held in the Hillsborough County Jail Thursday in lieu of $15,000 bail.

Police arrest man in Temple Terrace killing 10/11/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:16pm]
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