In Hillsborough County this Thursday, a wanted suspect turned himself in for homicide at the Orient Road Jail at 6:30 p.m. At that time he was officially charged for first degree murder of a twenty year old victim, O.W. According to police reports, the suspect R.D.S. had the intention of confronting and fighting the victim over the fight the two men had the day before; this fight acting as pay back. The police have a video recording showing the suspect walking up to the home of the victim and when the door was opened R.D.S opened fire and shot the victim multiple times after their conversation.
The video shows the suspect clearly shooting the victim while using a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The victim died not long after the shooting at the scene of the incident. The witness who caught the entire even ton camera identified the suspect through the surveillance camera footage.
Violent crimes are something that law enforcement officials take very seriously, because in many cases it is the harming or taking of another person's life. First degree murder means that if you are convicted, you could be facing up to a lifetime behind bars. For this very reason, if you have been arrested and charged with murder, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Tampa criminal defense attorney at Thomas & Paulk immediate for the skilled legal representation you need on your side.
At our firm we have years of experience helping those who are accused of a crime fight for their rights and for their freedom. Due to the seriousness of these charges, it is imperative that you do everything possible to fight the charges against you, and that means contacting a lawyer right away. We are available 24/7 in order to offer our clients the help they deserve.
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