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Additional victims identified, suspect charged in shooting incident

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 20-216

Date

Thursday July 30, 2020 7:28 PM

Location

Hillsborough County, FL
Additional victims identified, suspect charged in shooting incident

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has identified additional victims in a shooting investigation that spanned multiple areas in Tampa and Hillsborough County on Thursday night, July 30. Detectives worked through the night to determine charges for the shooting suspect and gather the following information:

Fountain Mist Drive and Tadpole Lane - 5 victims identified as being shot at by a passing vehicle in the area. None were struck. The arrestee was charged with Aggravated Assault (x5) for this event.

Lambright Street and Dale Mabry Hwy - 1 victim was shot at, but not struck, within his vehicle. The bullets flattened tires. The arrestee was charged with Attempted Murder and Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle for this event.

Lambright Street west of Himes Avenue - 1 additional victim on Lambright was shot at, but not struck, within his vehicle. A bullet struck the vehicle. The arrestee was charged with Attempted Murder and Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle for this event.

Sligh Avenue West of Habana Avenue - 4 victims were within a vehicle when the arrestee shot at their vehicle. The 2 adult victims (driver/front passenger) were hit and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The 2 children who were within the back seat, ages 4 and 2, were not struck by the bullets. The arrestee was charged with Attempted Murder (x2), Aggravated Assault (x2), and Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle for this event.

Antonio Cruz Ortiz (H/M, DOB 05-04-1989) has been booked into Orient Road Jail for the charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (x7), Attemtepted 2nd Degree Murder (x4), and Shooting at an Occupied Vehicle (x3). His booking photo can be found below.

No additional information is available at this time.