Thursday, April 26, 2018
Public safety

Tampa teen charged with murdering security officer moving to jail

TAMPA — Larry Donell Brown, the 16-year-old accused of fatally shooting a security officer in an apartment complex last month, will be moved to a jail this afternoon.

Since his arrest two days after Michael Valentin's death, Brown has been in the juvenile assessment center. But because he now faces an adult charge of first-degree murder, he will be moved to the Orient Road jail.

Valentin, 38, died at an East Tampa apartment complex he was guarding on the eve of Thanksgiving. His gun was still in its holster when a police officer found his body near the complex's clubhouse.

Brown was indicted Thursday on the following charges: first-degree murder, attempted robbery, two counts of robbery for ATM robberies, grand theft firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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