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Police name two involved in Sunday night beach fight

Tampa Police officers gave chase after seeing a vehicle flee the scene of a fight on Ben T. Davis Beach on Sunday night.

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Tampa Police officers gave chase after seeing a vehicle flee the scene of a fight on Ben T. Davis Beach on Sunday night.

TAMPA — An altercation and gunshots fired in a crowd at Ben T. Davis Beach culminated in a police chase Sunday night.

Tampa police said three people were injured after a fight broke out in a large crowd at the park off the Courtney Campbell Parkway at 7:35 p.m.

One person was shot in the buttocks. A second person was stabbed and a third was hit on the head with a bottle.

On Monday, police released the names of two of the victims.

Rome Harmon, 21, of Tampa was shot in the buttocks and treated and released from the hospital, police said.

Andre Meyers, 37, of Tampa was hit in the head with a bottle. He was still in the hospital Monday morning.

The third victim remained unidentified. He had a minor arm injury, police say.

Officers were nearby when a 911 call came in about shots fired. The patrol units saw a fleeing car and pursued it until its driver lost control and crashed at Memorial Highway and Kennedy Boulevard.

The driver was taken to the hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening, and the three passengers, who were unnamed, were interviewed and released.

No one has been charged and police continue to investigate.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at jvandervelde@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3433.

Police name two involved in Sunday night beach fight 03/19/12 [Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 3:57pm]
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