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Tampa man faces charge of attempted murder in Dover shooting

The victim tried to drive away after being shot last month. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest 10 days later.

DOVER — A 30-year-old Tampa man was arrested after a June 29 shooting, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Jose Manuel Zayas shot and wounded the victim at about 6:30 p.m. at an unidentified address on San Diego Lane, deputies said.

The Sheriff’s Office did not release the name of the victim, say if they knew Zayas or what circumstances led to the shooting, or why the arrest was announced 10 days after Zayas was taken into custody.

After the victim was wounded, deputies said they tried to drive away. Minutes later, the victim called 911 and said they saw Zayas driving away. Deputies pulled Zayas over about a mile away at a convenience store at 3185 N Dover Road.

The Sheriff’s Office said it obtained a search warrant to search his vehicle and found a handgun inside. A shell casing found near the crime scene matched the ammunition used in that handgun.

The shooting victim suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Zayas faces felony charges of attempted murder and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence. He also faces a fugitive warrant from Ohio on a charge of aggravated battery.

He was being held Friday without bail in the Hillsborough County jail.

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