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Ybor stabbing leaves 21-year-old man dead

Joseph Amore, 21, is accused of stabbing a man to death.
Published Aug. 18, 2013

TAMPA — Six people fought on an Ybor City street early Saturday, ending with a 21-year-old stabbed to death by another 21-year-old, police said.

Joshua Rankin died after he was stabbed once in the chest and twice in the throat, according to a Tampa police report.

Joseph Vincent Amore was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery with a weapon.

William Medeiros, also 21, was stabbed and cut on his upper body. His injuries were deemed not life-threatening.

Tampa police responded to E 5th Avenue and N 16th Street at 2:45 a.m. Amore had fled the scene, but witnesses there, including two who know Amore, identified him in a photo lineup as having been in the fight, according to the police report.

Officers then located Amore, who admitted being involved in the fight and using his knife, police said.

When an officer asked the suspect if he was armed, Amore dropped a knife to the ground from his right pant leg, according to the report. Amore said it was his knife and that he had been in a fight with five people.

Amore, who is 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds, lives in Lakeland and just got a full-time job, his grandmother said.

Teresa Amore Outlaw, 75, lives down the street from her grandson and said he doesn't often go to bars, preferring to fish.

"He doesn't go looking for trouble," she said. She said her son told her that Amore and a girlfriend were leaving a bar when someone said something disparaging to the girl. One thing led to another, and her grandson was outnumbered, she said.

She had recently had a heart attack, and Amore stopped by a few days ago to check on her.

"That's the kind of kid he is," she said. "I know he's not a troublemaker. If he had a knife, it was usually a little fishing knife."

Outlaw said she felt terrible for the mother of the man who died.

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