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Man wanted in Tampa homicide arrested in Polk County

Timmy Keene, 61, faces a second-degree murder charge in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman at a home on Tanner Road, deputies said.
 
Timmy Allen Keene, 61, is shown in a booking photo taken after he was arrested in Polk County on Friday morning. Keene was wanted in Hillsborough County on a warrant for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman at a home on Tanner Road in Tampa on Wednesday.
Timmy Allen Keene, 61, is shown in a booking photo taken after he was arrested in Polk County on Friday morning. Keene was wanted in Hillsborough County on a warrant for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman at a home on Tanner Road in Tampa on Wednesday. [ Polk County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Dec. 4, 2020|Updated Dec. 4, 2020

TAMPA — A man wanted on a murder charge for the fatal shooting of a woman in Tampa this week has been arrested, deputies said.

Timmy Allen Keene, 61, was arrested in Polk County and was being held in the county jail there, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday. The office did not release any other information about the circumstances of Keene’s arrest.

A spokesman for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said its records show Keene was arrested about 6:15 a.m. Friday by the Bartow Police Department.

The investigation that led to deputies securing a warrant for Keene started about 5 p.m. Wednesday, when deputies were sent to a home on Tanner Road to investigate a report of gunshots. They found a woman who had been shot and killed.

Detectives identified the shooter as Keene and secured a warrant for his arrest on a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm. The shooting is “domestic related,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office does not release the name of crime victims due to its interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved amendment to Florida’s constitution that’s meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information that had previously been available under the state’s existing public records laws.