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Police Search for Suspects in Tampa Robbery and Shooting

By Allison Mondell, CBS Tampa
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Photo Credit: Geno Knight/CBS Tampa

Photo Credit: Geno Knight/CBS Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) –  The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s department is searching for two suspects involved in a robbery and deadly shooting near 56th Street and Harney Road in Tampa.

Around 12:07 a.m. on March 31, deputies responding to a reported shooting found the body of 21-year-old Jarret Michael Eitson.

The sheriff’s office news release states that Eitson and two friends left a bar and walked to their vehicle parked on the side of the road when two male suspects approached and attempted to rob them.  Eitson was shot and killed during the robbery, but the other two victims were not injured.

The names of the two victims have not been released because they are witnesses.  The suspects, described as two black males, were driving a black or dark blue sedan with tinted windows.

Anyone that has information regarding the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.  Those who wish to be eligible for a cash reward can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

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