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Teen shot, killed while riding bicycle

Published Sep. 29, 2005

An 18-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday night at 15th Street and Giddens Avenue as he rode his bicycle home, Tampa police said.

Jarmon Jordon of 3806 River Grove Court was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the shooting occurred about 8:50 p.m. when Jordon was riding his bicycle with several friends. Police think two other people on bicycles approached him and shot him in the back.

Friends who gathered at the scene said Jordon was returning from a store with friends when he was shot. "I can't believe this," said Melissa Acevedo, 16, Jordon's former girlfriend. "He was such a good guy."

Friends said Jordon had attended Hillsborough Adult High School, where he had been trying to get his GED.

Police said they had no suspects late Wednesday night.