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Tampa man arrested in fatal shooting at Town ‘N Country intersection

Hillsborough County deputies say Curtis James faces a manslaughter charge.
Curtis James, 43, of Tampa, is accused of shooting and killing another man in Town 'N Country.
Curtis James, 43, of Tampa, is accused of shooting and killing another man in Town 'N Country. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jul. 23
Updated Aug. 4

TOWN ‘N COUNTRY — Deputies have arrested a 43-year-old Tampa man suspected of shooting and killing another driver at the intersection of Waters Avenue and Anderson Road on June 10, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Curtis James was arrested without incident Friday and now faces a charge of manslaughter with a weapon, deputies said.

Deputies were called to the road’s intersection around 8:30 p.m. June 10 and discovered a man lying in the westbound lanes of Waters next to his vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. He had been shot at least once and died at the scene.

Hillsborough deputies work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the intersection of Waters Avenue and Anderson Road on June 10, 2021. A man got out of his vehicle and was shot by another man from inside his own vehicle, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Hillsborough deputies work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the intersection of Waters Avenue and Anderson Road on June 10, 2021. A man got out of his vehicle and was shot by another man from inside his own vehicle, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]

Detectives said James and another driver were at a traffic light when the driver got out of his vehicle, and James then fired his weapon from inside his own vehicle. James remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The two men did not know each other before the shooting, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The identity of the man who was shot was not released.