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Update: Suspect arrested in deadly shooting

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 21-004


Wednesday December 2, 2020 9:21 PM


1701 E 131st Avenue Tampa, FL
Update: Suspect arrested in deadly shooting

A suspect linked to a fatal shooting in December has been arrested.

On Wednesday, January 6, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Carl Feltus, 22, for charges of manslaughter with a firearm, tampering with physical evidence (2 counts), and felon in possession of a firearm.
Following a verbal altercation on December 2, 2020, Feltus shot an adult male at the Palms at Ashley Oaks apartment complex located at 1701 E 131st Avenue in Tampa. The victim was transported to Advent Health where he later died.

Feltus was located on Wednesday night at his residence in Tampa and taken into custody without incident. 
"With the closure of any homicide investigation, we are able to bring relief to the victim's family knowing the person who took their loved one's life is now off of our streets," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "With this arrest, the process can now begin to ensure that justice is served."

ORIGINAL RELEASE- December 2, 2020

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting at The Palms at Ashely Oaks, an apartment complex.
At 9:21 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, deputies responded to the area for reports of shots fired. Once on scene, deputies located an adult male with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Advent Health where he was pronounced deceased.
Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses. This is an ongoing and active investigation. All updates will come from the Public Affairs Office.