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Tampa police: Man shot and injured during drug deal

TAMPA — A 31-year-old Tampa man was hospitalized after he was shot once in the buttocks during a drug deal late Wednesday night, according to police.

The incident happened at 12th Street and Eskimo Avenue about 11:30 p.m.

Police said 20-year-old Deandre Adams shot Antonio Butler. Butler was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he was expected to live.

Adams was arrested and faces a charge of aggravated battery.

Police listed Adams' address as at large. Previous arrests show him living in Tampa, according to jail records.

Tampa police: Man shot and injured during drug deal 09/01/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:26am]
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