TAMPA — Police arrested a man Saturday who had been wanted in connection with the June shooting death of a man who turned 21 hours before he was killed.
David Irvin, 18, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Edward Howard Jr., who was found lying on a sidewalk June 9, near 8702 N 13th St.
Howard was shot to death after getting into a fight with Irvin, according to police. It was unclear what started the fight, which happened hours after Howard had celebrated his birthday.
Tampa police detectives quickly identified Irvin as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest. An investigation led officers to a home at 10911 N Annette St., where Irvin was said to be hiding, police said.
Officers went to the home Saturday and spoke with the residents, police said. During the visit, Irvin surrendered.
He was booked in the Hillsborough County jail and held without bail. In addition to the murder charge, Irvin faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating probation.