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Shooting into Port Richey homes leads to two arrests

PORT RICHEY

Shooting into homes leads to two arrests

Authorities have accused a 19-year-old man of shooting into three Port Richey homes in an apparent retaliation for the death of a friend.

Timothy Aaron Alves of New Port Richey was arrested Saturday and faces three counts of shooting into dwellings. He remained in the Pasco County jail on Sunday in lieu of bail totaling $450,000.

Alves told detectives that he and a friend, Christopher Masse, drove to a home of a known gang in the 7200 block of Rockwood Drive on the night of Oct. 17 seeking revenge. Alves threw a red flag with a rock into the home, got back into the vehicle and then fired about 30 rounds of bullets into three homes on the block. All of the homes were occupied, according to the arrest report.

After arresting Alves on Saturday, deputies went to Masse's home to retrieve two handguns used in the shooting. Masse was subsequently arrested on charges of marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia. Masse was released from jail after posting bail of $5,150.

Times staff writer

Shooting into Port Richey homes leads to two arrests 10/26/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:19pm]
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