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Man arrested after shooting at Hillsborough deputies, sheriff’s office says

The man’s gunfire hit a Hillsborough Sheriff’s car but no deputies were injured.
Harold Davis Lewis Jr. has been arrested on charges including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and child abuse.
Harold Davis Lewis Jr. has been arrested on charges including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and child abuse. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jun. 6
Updated Jun. 7

TAMPA — A man has been arrested on charges that he shot at a Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office deputy on Sunday.

At about 1 p.m. Sunday, deputies went to a home in the 15000 block of Countrybrook Street in Northdale to check on the welfare of a juvenile. They heard gunshots and a deputy’s vehicle was hit, the sheriff’s office said.

No one was injured and deputies did not return fire.

Deputies could not initially contact the juvenile or the suspected shooter, so they called in the SWAT team and the Crisis Negotiation Team. The teams were called off when they found both. The juvenile was uninjured and the man, later identified as Harold Davis Lewis, Jr., 39, was taken into custody.

The agency’s Bomb Disposal Team also was called to search the area because of comments Lewis made, according to the sheriff’s office. No bombs were found.

The sheriff’s office announced on Monday that Lewis had been arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, discharging a firearm, child abuse and resisting an officer without violence.

Lewis was being held without bail Monday in the Hillsborough County jail. Jail records say he is an attorney for an insurance company.