TAMPA - Authorities arrested a Tampa man on Sunday after they say he attacked and killed his roommate with a machete and then tried to take off to Mexico.
Candelario Herrera -Vazquez, 24, and his roommate reportedly got into a fight at 2 a.m. on Saturday at their apartment at 1410 East 140 Avenue in Tampa. At 11:30 a.m., detectives responded to the apartment in reference to a report of a dead man.
One of five people who lived at the apartment found the unidentified victim in a bedroom. He had suffered injuries to his upper body.
Detectives say Herrera -Vazquez went to Sarasota County and got rid of the machete in a public trash can. It was found by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Herrera -Vazquez bought a bus ticket to Mexico and boarded a bus in Wimauma, authorities said. The Marion County Sheriff's Office detained Herrera -Vazquez on Sunday when the bus stopped in Ocala. He was held until detectives from Hillsborough County could arrive and take him into custody.
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