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Teen suspect in Riverview shooting talked to witnesses, showed gun, records say

TAMPA — The man accused of shooting three people at a party, killing one, told four witnesses he shot someone, according to newly released arrest records.

Khayri McCray, 18, is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting that killed Devante Lamar Dallas, a Durant High School senior, and injured two others early Sunday at a Riverview graduation party. Detectives described the shooting as random.

The probable-cause affidavit also states that three witnesses saw the weapon McCray allegedly used in the shooting, a .32-caliber Rossi revolver. A fourth witness heard that the weapon was "thrown" somewhere.

The affidavit and deputies gave this account of the night:

A graduation party for a group of students was being thrown at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., a rental hall. About 70 people were invited, but it ballooned to 300 after midnight. McCray showed up uninvited. A fight broke out about 1 a.m. Sunday.

McCray was punched in the nose and left the hall while parents and chaperones kicked out others involved in the fight. As a crowd formed outside the main building, McCray returned with a gun and "fired several rounds in the direction of the crowd," the report states.

He hit Jeffrey Thomas, 41, in the lower back, and De Ron Richardson, 20, in the upper right chest. Both were treated at a hospital and released.

Dallas was shot in the chest and died at the scene.

One witness said he saw McCray lean over a Chevrolet Malibu while firing at the people near the building. Moments later, McCray ran after the Malibu after it started moving and asked for a ride. He dived into the rear passenger window and the car drove away.

The driver drove McCray and two others to the south parking lot of the Progress Village Middle Magnet School, at 8113 Zinnia Drive. McCray then told four people "that he had shot someone while at the party," the affidavit states. Three witnesses saw the gun that was used during the shooting.

The gun was found when Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies searched the school grounds.

McCray, a student with a 3.0 grade point average who planned to go to college, turned himself in Sunday and remains in jail without bail.

Teen suspect in Riverview shooting talked to witnesses, showed gun, records say 05/25/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:26pm]
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