Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Police make arrest in connection with Tampa shooting 02/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 19, 2010 2:14pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays beat Orioles, but tough stretch looms that could change their plans (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tuesday was a step back in the right direction for the Rays, who halted a season-high five-game losing streak by hanging on — and we mean that pretty much literally — for a 5-4 win over the Orioles.

    The Rays’ Tim Beckham celebrates with Mallex Smith after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.
  2. Diaz, Taddeo win easily in special Miami Senate primaries

    Blogs

    Two Miami state Senate candidates who raised and spent the most in their respective primaries — Republican Rep. Jose Felix Diaz and Democratic businesswoman Annette Taddeo — notched easy victories in a special election Tuesday night.

    Republican candidate Jose Felix Diaz is surrounded by supporters after he won the primary for Florida’s Senate District 40 race. Democrat Annette Taddeo, right, celebrates her victory with supporter Venus Lovely at BJ’s Restaurant in The Falls.
  3. In live debate, Kriseman and Baker ask St. Pete: Is the city better off?

    Elections

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Mayoral candidates Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker made their best pitch to voters in front of a live television audience on Tuesday night. The candidates essentially asked this: Is the city better off now than it was four years ago?

    Incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker debate in front of a live television audience during the City of St. Petersburg Mayoral Debate at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg on Tuesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  4. Romano: It all comes down to sewage in this mayoral race

    Local Government

    Well, poop.

    Nothing else really matters, does it?

    Schools, economic development, public safety? Pfft. The Rays stadium, affordable housing, the pier? Ack. When it comes to the St. Petersburg mayoral election, sewage is the yin, the yang and the yuck.

    At Tuesday’s debate, incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman said responsibility lies on him regarding the sewage crisis.
  5. Shooting sends man to hospital in St. Pete

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police were investigating a shooting that occurred around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday and sent a man to the hospital.