Jorge Ramirez was taken into custody in Brevard County on Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He is facing a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm in the Jan. 16 death of Bryan Proenza.
Jorge Ramirez, 21, shot and killed Bryan Proenza from more than 20 feet away, prosecutors say. He faces a second-degree murder charge.
Andrew Dixon faked signatures about his attendance of paramedic training, according to city records.
Hillsborough deputies arrested Douglas Turrell, 53, after his 78-year-old mother, Joanne Turrell, was found fatally shot Tuesday.
Prechae Rodriguez, a behavior support teacher at Eisenhower Exceptional Center in Gibsonton, faces one count of child abuse.


  1. Media consultant Tim Burke, 45, stands in his digital media studio at the Seminole Heights home which he shares with his wife, Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Tampa where agents with FBI conducted a search and seizure of personal electronics and notebooks in early May.
  2. In its Feb. 9 bankruptcy filing, the The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration states that the group’s founder, Leo Govoni, took money from more than 1,500 trust funds through an unsanctioned loan to the Boston Finance Group, a company he owned.
  3. Beachgoers enjoy alcoholic drinks near Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island in 2019. It's legal to drink on Treasure Island, but with a set of rules including no kegs and no glass bottles.
  4. Dixon, who joined the fire department in April 2021, said he found a defaced photograph of himself in his locker at Tampa's Station 13, one of the city's busiest and location north of Busch Boulevard.
  5. Jorge Ramirez was taken into custody in Brevard County on Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He is facing a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm in the Jan. 16 death of Bryan Proenza.
  6. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vehicle is seen in a Keystone neighborhood on Tuesday after a neighbor found a woman dead in her home.
  7. A woman who fought an Orange County deputy became unresponsive after other deputies restrained her, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday.
  8. Ke'Andrae Davis of St. Petersburg faces a vehicular homicide charge in connection with a crash in which his friend was killed.
  9. Eisenhower Middle School at 7620 Big Bend Road in Gibsonton in February 2023. Prechae Rodriguez, a behavior support teacher at the Eisenhower Exceptional Center located at the school, was arrested Monday, 11 days after he punched a 9-year-old autistic student  in the face while at the center, deputies said.
  10. Saul Lipsman, 78, relinquished the podiatric physician license he’d held since Feb. 11, 1971.
  11. Tampa police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two people near the University of South Florida Monday evening.
  12. A Dade City man has been charged with two counts of election perjury and 28 counts of election forgery for allegedly forging signatures on petitions to make No Labels an officially recognized political party in Kansas, according to a news release.
  13. Stephen Paleveda, right, stands with Assistant Public Defender Rocky Brancato during his trial Friday in Tampa. Paleveda drove drunk and caused a fatal wrong-way traffic crash in 2018 on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, a jury decided Monday.
  14. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri worked with Florida lawmakers to create a bill that enhances penalties for juveniles who illegally possess firearms.
  15. James "Mick" Barber Sr. left, and his brother Wesley Barber are pictured in a family photo. Pinellas deputies said James Sr.'s son James Barber Jr. fatally shot both men at the father's home in unincorporated Largo on Friday.
  16. Jessica Benedict, 43, faces a charge of grand theft after police say she stole over $216,000 from the Regatta Beach Club in Clearwater.
  17. Stephen Paleveda sits in court Friday, the final day of testimony in his trial on DUI manslaughter and other charges related to a 2018 wrong-way crash on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway.
  18. Two days before police say Audrey Petersen was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, she filed for a temporary injunction seeking protection from him, court records show. The injunction was denied by a judge.
  19. View of a fiberglass piece from the hull of a boat that crashed into channel marker No. 15 in the Intracoastal Waterway on Biscayne Bay, killing Our Lady of Lourdes Academy senior Luciana Fernandez and sending 14 people into the water. Katerina Puig, a friend and classmate of Lucy Fernandez, was left with permanent disabilities as a result of the crash.
  20. Rufus Lewis, one of the Fearless Four Black Tampa Police Department officers who filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in 1974 and won, at his Tampa home Feb. 1. “To not be paid your fair share when you’ve served your community and are celebrated by your community?” he said. “That’s heartbreaking.”
  21. This is a photo of Orlando Police Department headquarters. An officer pepper-sprayed and arrested a 12-year-old student at a school, the department said in a news release.
  22. George Georgiou is seen during closing arguments Wednesday in his murder trial at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater. A jury late Wednesday found Georgiou guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2011 killings of his grandparents, Steve and Flora Georgiou.
  23. The Tampa Police Department is seeking information after detectives say an 11-year-old boy was shot on his front porch in Tampa on Sunday night.
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