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Deputies charge 22-year-old with attempted murder in Tampa shooting, robbery

TAMPA — Deputies arrested a 22-year-old man Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder in connection with a June robbery.

A victim identified Earnest Hardy as the man who shot him during the June 6 robbery, according to the arrest report.

Hardy and his brother shot the lock off the victim's door at 1:07 a.m. the day of the robbery, the report said. The two men entered, ordered the victim onto the ground and proceeded to take two televisions and a cellphone.

The victim told the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office he thought the men left so he started to get up, but he was then shot in the buttocks.

The victim picked Hardy out of a line-up Wednesday.

Hardy was charged with attempted first degree felony murder and robbery. He was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail without bail Wednesday night.