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Tampa police investigating shooting that left one dead, one injured

TAMPA — A loud argument between an estranged husband, his wife and another man turned deadly Wednesday night in a house on Riverhills Drive, according to Tampa police.

Lt. David Goodman said emergency lines took several calls around 8:15 p.m. about a fight at 4824 E Riverhills Drive. Then they quickly got a second wave of 911 calls about shots being fired.

Officers arrived to find one man dead in a Ford Explorer and another badly injured in the driveway.

Goodman said police learned that the estranged husband of a woman who had recently moved into the sleepy Temple Crest neighborhood pulled into the driveway and confronted her.

Then he fired three shots at a man who was with her at the house, striking him in the arm, leg and abdomen, Goodman said. The man was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The estranged husband then shot himself once in the head while sitting in his SUV in the driveway.

Neighbors who had witnessed the fight and had made some of the frantic calls to 911 were being questioned.

Shirley Boodram and her husband, who live across the street, were eating dinner when they heard three small pops that they thought were fire crackers. Later, when Shirley turned on the news she saw that the shooting had occurred on her two-lane street that she says only has a police presence when they are writing speeding tickets.

"Nobody even walks the streets here," she said.

The suspected shooter's body sat in the vehicle for hours after the incident as investigators awaited the medical examiner to claim the body. The SUV's brake lights were still aglow well after 10 p.m.

Detectives had not notified his next of kin, so police did not release the identity of the married couple or the second man Wednesday night.

Tampa police investigating shooting that left one dead, one injured 12/09/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 11:40pm]
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