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Man arrested in Lee County after shooting, killing another man outside Tampa apartment complex: HCSO

Posted at 7:32 PM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-02 16:17:01-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the man who shot and killed another man outside an apartment complex in Tampa has been arrested in Lee County.

According to HCSO, an adult man was shot in the parking lot at IQ Apartments around 3:30 p.m. on July 22. Deputies said when they arrived they learned the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Darren Day, had driven away from the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim, per HCSO, was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

On Aug. 2, Day was located and arrested by the U.S. Marshalls Service in Lee County. He's being charged with one count of first-degree murder.

Authorities said while the investigation is ongoing the shooting does not appear random and it appears the victim and Day possibly knew each other.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.