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Shooting at Brandon apartment complex

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 19-390




A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on Wednesday night in Brandon has been arrested. Richard Miller, 49, was located on Thursday afternoon at a home in the Sulphur Springs area of Tampa.

A warrant for first degree murder with a firearm was issued for Miller on Wednesday night, after a woman he was involved with was found shot multiple times in the parking lot of her apartment complex located on the 900 block of Nina Elizabeth Circle in Brandon.

Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office began surveillance on a home located at 1602 E Marks Drive in Tampa around 1 p.m. on Thursday after investigative leads led them to believe Miller was hiding out at the home. The HCSO SWAT team was deployed around the property, and after being ordered to come outside, Miller left the home and was arrested without incident. The .45 caliber handgun used during the shooting was recovered inside the home.

Miller has a lengthy criminal history with 32 arrests for felony charges including robbery with a weapon, felony assault, aggravated stalking and domestic violence battery. After interviewing friends and family of the victim, detectives learned she had recently broken up with Miller.

"To anyone in our community who is involved in a violent relationship, please do not continue suffering in silence," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "There is help available. It's as simple as picking up the phone and dialing 211 to reach the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay or reaching out to The Spring of Tampa Bay by calling 813-247-SAFE [7233]."

Miller was transported to Orient Road Jail and is being held without bond on a charge of premeditated first degree murder with a firearm. His booking photo is below.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in a homicide that occured on Wednesday nigtht in Brandon.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on November 7, a black female in her 50s was shot in the parking lot of the Westchester Apartments on Nina Elizabeth Circle. She was transported to Brandon Regional Hospital where she later died from her injuries.
A warrant for first degree murder with a firearm has been issued for Richard Miller, 49, of Tampa. Miller and the victim were known to each other. A photo of Miller is below.
Anyone with information on Miller's whereabouts is urged to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

Around 8:30 p.m., deputies were called to Nina Elizabeth Circle at the Westchester Apartments in Brandon after reports of the sound of gunfire. An adult female was found shot and transported to Brandon Regional Hospital. She has since passed away from her injuries.

Detectives are actively investigating this incident, and at this time, there does not appear to be a threat to the public. The shooting is not believed to be random.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). 

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