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Suspect arrested in 124th Ave homicide

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-051

Date

Wednesday February 17, 2021 8:30 PM

Location

E 124th Ave & N 9th St Tampa, FL
Suspect arrested in 124th Ave homicide

UPDATE 2/24/2021:

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect connected to a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday, February 17, on E 124th Avenue in Tampa.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies located a male juvenile victim lying deceased outside a duplex at the intersection of E 124th Avenue and N 9th Street.

Kanye Mordica, 17, turned himself in at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office after an alert was issued notifying the public of a warrant for his arrest.

Mordica is now facing a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm related to the incident. 

ORIGINAL RELEASE:


The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has linked a suspect to a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday, February 17, on E 124th Avenue in Tampa.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., deputies located a male juvenile victim lying deceased outside a duplex at the intersection of E 124th Avenue and N 9th Street.

A warrant has been issued for Kanye Mordica, 16, for second-degree murder with a firearm related to the incident. Mordica is known to frequent the University area and Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa.

“While this suspect is only a juvenile, we believe he is armed, dangerous, and on the run, and would advise anyone who comes in contact with him to call the Sheriff’s Office immediately,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact detectives by calling 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).”

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