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Deputy finds driver shot to death inside minivan in Brandon

Woodbury Road homicide investigation
Posted at 4:04 AM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 05:16:29-05

BRANDON, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a homicide investigation in Brandon.

The deputy was on patrol Tuesday around 11:00 p.m. when he found a minivan stopped in the middle of Woodberry Road near Essex Road.

Authorities say the deputy originally thought he came upon a disabled vehicle, but discovered the male driver had been shot.

The deputy performed first aid until paramedics could arrive on scene. They transported the victim to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

The Sheriff's Office did not receive any calls of shots fired and there is no video cameras in the area to help identify a suspect or their vehicle.

Detectives believe the victim may have known the shooter.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8000.