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Potential witness sought in shooting of Town 'N Country security guard

TOWN 'N COUNTRY — Sheriff's officials have released surveillance images of a man they think might have information about the November shooting of a security guard at a Town 'N Country apartment complex.

Detectives do not think the unidentified man was involved in the Nov. 24 shooting at Royal Oaks Apartments, which left 50-year-old Ammar Al Nueimy hospitalized, according to Hillsborough sheriff's deputies. But they think the man might know something about what happened.

The man was seen speaking on a cellphone in surveillance video from a nearby gas station close to the time the shooting happened, authorities said.

Al Nueimy, a guard with Cuenca Safety and Crime Prevention, was patroling Royal Oaks about 10 p.m. Nov. 24 when he saw two men standing between buildings near 7307 Casitas Court, authorities said. He confronted the men, told them they were trespassing and ordered them to leave.

One pulled a gun and fired several rounds, two of which hit Al Nueimy in his hand and abdomen. Bullets shattered the windows of at least two nearby apartments, including one where two children were watching a movie with their mother.

The men fled, leaving Al Nueimy bleeding in the parking lot. He was treated at a local hospital.

Anyone who can identify the man in the surveillance images or provide other information about the shooting is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. Tips also can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Potential witness sought in shooting of Town 'N Country security guard 12/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 6, 2013 5:32pm]
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