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Tampa man shot twice in feud with cousin, police say

TAMPA — Police have arrested a man they say shot his cousin twice in the chest during an argument Monday night.

Derral Lavon Hamilton, 25, of Tampa, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say that at about 10 p.m. Monday, Hamilton was arguing with his cousin, Cuwissie Hamilton, 31, in the 8500 block of Semmes Street. Derral Hamilton pulled out a .357-caliber revolver and shot his cousin, police said.

Police got a call within minutes and went to a store at 8345 Nebraska Ave., where Cuwissie Hamilton had been taken. Police have not said how he got there.

Cuwissie Hamilton was taken to Tampa General Hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

Officers called Derral Hamilton and persuaded him to turn himself in. He was booked into the Orient Road Jail.

Tampa man shot twice in feud with cousin, police say 12/14/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:34pm]
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