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Two arrests made for evidence tampering in Tampa shooting death, deputies say

The Sheriff’s Office did not say what connection they have to the slaying, but did say detectives had tracked down all those involved.
Detectives have charged Derek Deandre Demore, 24, left, with carrying a concealed firearm and tampering with physical evidence. Michelle Amparo Rodriguez, 22, right, was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Detectives have charged Derek Deandre Demore, 24, left, with carrying a concealed firearm and tampering with physical evidence. Michelle Amparo Rodriguez, 22, right, was charged with tampering with physical evidence. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jun. 21, 2020
Updated Jun. 21, 2020

Two people have been arrested on charges including tampering with evidence in connection with a fatal shooting Saturday night in Tampa.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detectives have charged Derek Deandre Demore, 24, with carrying a concealed firearm and tampering with physical evidence. Michelle Amparo Rodriguez, 22, was charged with tampering with physical evidence.

The arrests were made in the death of a man found fatally shot around 6 p.m. at a home in the 12000 block of 11th Street N, near E Fowler Avenue and N Nebraska Avenue, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday.

The name and age of the victim were not released. The Sheriff’s Office also did not say what connection Demore and Rodriguez may have to the slaying. On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office said detectives tracked down all those involved in the shooting within a few hours.

Demore, who works as a machinist, and Rodriguez were arrested about 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Demore’s home, 126 Halliday Park Drive, according to jail records. Both were being held in jail, Demore on $4,000 bail and Rodriguez on $2,000 bail.

The man had been shot somewhere else and dropped off at the home, deputies said. He had a gunshot wound to the upper body and was taken to a hospital, where he died.