TAMPA — A 23-year-old Tampa man faces a murder charge after he shot a man outside his home, police said.
Tampa police arrested Malik A. Maynard on Tuesday, a day after the shooting.
Officers responding shortly before 1 p.m. about a shooting at a house on the 3400 block of N 53rd Street. They arrived to find a man lying against the wall of the home with gunshot wounds to his neck and head, according to an arrest report. The man, 28, died at the scene.
Detectives interviewed a witness who went to the victim’s home with Maynard, the victim’s girlfriend and the girlfriend’s sister to retrieve some of the girlfriend’s property, the report says. According to the witness, the victim and his girlfriend got into an argument. As the victim was walking into the house, Maynard shot him, causing him to fall to the ground, according to the report. Maynard then shot him a second time.
The arrest report does not include the man’s name. Tampa police do not release the names of crime victims due to the department’s interpretation of Marsy’s Law, a state constitutional amendment meant to protect crime victims but that deprives the public of information that had long been available under Florida’s public records law.
Officers arrested Maynard while he was in his car parked in the 14000 block of Hellenic Drive, police said. The address is in the Willow Brook apartment complex off 42nd Street and jail records show Maynard lives in the complex.
He was charged with first degree murder with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm as a felon. He was being held without bail Wednesday in the Hillsborough County jail.