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Second suspect charged in slaying

A second man was arrested Wednesday in the recent shooting death of 25-year-old Darryn Jones.

Clayton Foster, 40, was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery, Tampa police said. In the early morning of March 16, Foster and several other armed assailants approached Jones and his companion, Michael Taylor, on the 3500 block of N 22nd Street, police said. They fired a bullet into Jones' chest and robbed him as he lay dying. Taylor, 25, was wounded in his left leg and foot but was able to run from the scene.

Foster was arrested about 9:15 a.m. at 29th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. A week ago, Elijah Woodard, 21, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, jail records show. The investigation is continuing, police said.

Two accused of posing as officers

TAMPA _ Two people tried to fool other motorists into thinking they were police officers by using a blue light and flashing headlights on their four-door Oldsmobile, but a real officer saw the act early Wednesday morning and arrested them.

Timothy Gentry, 23, and Lisa Omelia, 24, were charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and illegal possession of a police blue light after it appeared they tried to pull over another driver about 2:30 a.m. on southbound Interstate 75, police said. Omelia also was charged with tampering with physical evidence after she threw the blue lens cover out of the car when police stopped them.

Gentry, of 116 E Broad St., and Omelia, of 816 W Minnehaha St., both were released from jail after they made bail early Wednesday.

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