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Tampa police arrest man wanted in May shooting

Published Aug. 4, 2014

TAMPA — A man wanted on an attempted murder charge stemming from a standoff with police in May was arrested Monday at a Tampa Heights business.

Joshua Collin Ellis, 19, was wanted on an attempted murder charge in the May 27 shooting at University Oakwoods Apartments, near E 113th and Lantana avenues. That day, officers investigating a report of gunfire were shot at by a man who fled into a nearby apartment, officials said. A standoff ensued, ending a short time later with no arrest.

Police later identified Ellis as the shooter and issued a warrant.

On Monday, a caller to 911 reported that Ellis was trying to pick up a car that belonged to him at Target Recovery and Transport, at 2805 N Florida Ave., police said. Officers arrested him there.

Ellis was later booked in jail and held without bail.