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Homicide investigation under way at Lakeshore Villas in Tampa

Hillsborough County sheriff’s officials said a dispute took place moments before the victim died.
Richard Patrick Singletary, 49, faces murder, firearm and tampering with physical evidence charges in the death of his wife, deputies say.
Richard Patrick Singletary, 49, faces murder, firearm and tampering with physical evidence charges in the death of his wife, deputies say. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jun. 22, 2020
Updated Jun. 23, 2020

A 49-year-old man faces charges of second-degree murder related to his wife’s death, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard Patrick Singletary faces murder, firearm and tampering with physical evidence charges, according to a news release. Deputies began investigating the Tampa homicide in the 15000 block of Lakeshore Villa Street in Tampa on Monday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., deputies received multiple 911 calls about gunshots at a residence in the Lakeshore Villa community. There, officials found a 60-year-old woman dead inside a home. Detectives said they learned that a dispute had taken place between the woman and her husband moments before she died.

Singletary is cooperating with detectives and an investigation is ongoing.