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HCSO SWAT situation in NE Hillsborough ends safely

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 22-062


Tuesday May 3, 2022 9:00 AM


20000 block of Still Wind Dr Tampa, FL

Through investigative leads, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was led to a home on the 20000 block of Still Wind Dr. in NE Hillsborough County where Oscar Molina, 44, a suspect wanted in connection to a homicide at the Twilight Zone in Plant City, was believed to have been seen inside a residence.

At 9:12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, HCSO SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were activated at the house. Homes to the immediate left, right and front were evacuated as a precaution. Due to the large law enforcement presence, school bus stops in the neighborhood were affected during the afternoon hours. HCSO worked in coordination with Hillsborough County Public Schools to determine new drop off locations in the vicinity for two bus stops. Deputies verified addresses and walked a small group of students to their residents to ensure they made it home safely.

After multiple attempts to contact the suspect, including the use of a robot to clear the home, Molina was not located inside the residence.

"Due to the nature of his crimes, this was intel that we had to act on immediately in order to try to locate this violent, dangerous individual. We will continue our pursuit of this homicide suspect until he is arrested," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "If anyone knows his whereabouts, we are urging you to please call us before he is able to hurt someone else."

A previous booking photo of Molina can be found below. Anyone with information on Molina's wherabouts is asked to call HCSO at 813-247-8200.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has identified Oscar Juan Molina, 44, as the shooter in the fatal homicide that occurred on April 13, 2022, at Twilight Zone in Plant City.

Detectives are searching for Molina, who may be traveling in a 2016 black Dodge Charger, Florida tag: JLRN07.

If you have any information on Molina's whereabouts, you are asked to call HCSO at 813-247-8200.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation at Twilight Zone Liquor, 4010 SR 60 E, in Plant City.

Around 10 pm on April 13, 2022, a physical altercation occurred within the bar area of the establishment. That altercation escalated into a shooting, which continued into the parking lot. A deputy nearby, on an unrelated call, heard the shots and responded to the scene.

The deputy witnessed a vehicle leaving the parking lot that soon crashed on SR 60 E just over the Hillsborough/Polk County line. The responding deputy determined the person in that vehicle was a victim of the shooting, and was transported to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies at the scene located a second victim in the field next to the bar. That victim was taken to South Florida Baptist Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

Detectives are looking for the suspected shooter who left in a vehicle heading west on SR 60. The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, about 6 feet tall, medium build, with a goatee and a tattoo on the right side of his neck.

If anyone knows who the shooter may be or any details involving this case, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

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