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Reward offered in case of motorcyclist who shot motorist in Temple Terrace

Published Jan. 13, 2016

TEMPLE TERRACE — Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of a motorcyclist who shot a motorist on E Fowler Avenue early Monday.

The motorist was driving west on Fowler in a white Chrysler 200 about 1:15 a.m. when a motorcyclist pulled up next to him and opened fire, Temple Terrace police said. The Chrysler crashed at the corner of Riverhills Drive and the motorcyclist turned around and fled east on Fowler and then south on Interstate 75.

The driver of the Chrysler, whose identity was withheld by police, was coherent and speaking when police officers arrived. He told them the motorcyclist followed him for several miles. Police were continuing to investigate Tuesday to determine a motive for the shooting, said department spokesman Michael Dunn.

The motorcyclist was riding a sport bike and was described as a white male in his 40s or 50s with gray hair and a long gray beard, police said. He was not wearing a helmet but his face was covered.

The Chrysler driver, who is in his 30s and from California, was taken to Tampa General Hospital. He was listed in stable condition Tuesday and is talking to detectives, Dunn said.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com or send a tip using the P3 Tips mobile application.

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