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Police make arrest in connection with Tampa shooting

TAMPA — Police said they caught a suspect involved in the shooting of a 21-year-old man shortly after he fled the scene at E Idell St. and 17th St. N. Thursday night.

Police rushed to the 1600 block of E Idell St. at 10:49 p.m. to find a group of about 75 people running across the block and a man lying on the street. A birthday party had been happening at that location before the gunfire, according to an arrest affidavit.

Miezan Etti, of E Osborne Ave., had been shot in the upper left chest but was "alert and responsive," police said.

Etti told police that while at the party, 24-year-old Tyrone Anthony Jackson told a woman he was with to "go get his gun," according to an arrest affidavit.

Then Jackson left the party, came back and opened fire in the street, randomly shooting through the neighborhood, the affidavit states. Etti and several other party guests were seeking cover from the gunfire when he was shot in the upper left chest.

Witnesses told police that the man who shot Etti left the scene in a white Chevrolet Tahoe.

After receiving a radio alert, an officer reported that she was behind the vehicle, heading north on Nebraska Avenue N from Waters Avenue. She said she stopped him near Nebraska and Busch Boulevard and noticed bullet holes in the vehicle and its windows.

Police said Jackson, the passenger, got out of the car and said, "My wife had nothing to do with this."

They arrested Jackson and the female driver, Veeandrea Frantae Jackson. They both have been charged with attempted felony murder.

Police said they found a .45 caliber handgun inside the Tahoe and saw several bullet casings on Idell Street.

Etti was taken to Tampa General Hospital and was in stable condition, police said.

Detectives were still investigating the case Friday morning.

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