HCSO: Second degree murder suspect barricaded in Temple Terrace home surrenders peacefully

Posted at 12:22 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 20:06:58-05

UPDATE | A man wanted on a second degree murder warrant, who barricaded himself in a Temple Terrace home Thursday morning, has surrendered peacefully, officials said. 

The suspect has been identified as Raul "Casper" Rodriguez Jr. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail for booking.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said deputies were seeking Rodriguez Jr. in connection to a murder that occurred in Wimauma Dec. 23.

Deputies said Rodriguez Jr. was responsible for the shooting death of Jose Rodriguez during an altercation at a house in Wimauma in December.  Although both men's last name is Rodriguez, no information was provided about whether they were related. 

Hillsborough County sheriff's Col. Chad Chronister held a media briefing when the SWAT standoff ended about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says SWAT officers and crisis negotiators responded to a barricaded situation in Temple Terrace on Thursday morning.

Detectives say they believe a suspect with a warrant for second degree murder is currently barricaded in a single family home located on Navajo Avenue.

Deputies do not know if there are any other people inside the home with the suspect.

Homes in the area have not been evacuated at this time. 

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