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Victim of fatal shooting found near East Tampa bus stop

Published Oct. 10, 2017

TAMPA — Police are investigating after a 22-year-old Tampa man was fatally shot in East Tampa.

Officers found Benjamin Edward Mitchell lying near the bus stop at 15th Street and East Frierson Avenue about 9 a.m. with at least one gunshot wound, according to Tampa police. Mitchell was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives were working Tuesday to identify a suspect and motive in the shooting.

Mitchell lived at 5111 N 15th St., about a block away from where he was found.

Contact Tony Marrero at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes.

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