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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide at Tampa apartment complex

22-year-old arrested for first-degree murder
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Posted at 5:36 AM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 11:08:13-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman at a Tampa apartment complex early Thursday morning and say a 22-year-old man is in custody on a premeditated first-degree murder charge.

Authorities were called to the Willow Brooke Apartments, located on the 14000 block of Hellenic Drive, at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday after someone called 911 to report gunshots.

According to a press release, the caller said a male and female inside one of the apartments were arguing before gunshots were heard. The SWAT team responded, secured the scene and then found the body of a woman inside the apartment.

The sheriff's office says 22-year-old Demontrey Jackson was arrested and charged with first-degree murder related to the incident. He was taken into custody early Thursday morning at a hotel in the Rocky Point area.

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a domestic-related homicide at the Willow Brooke Apartments in Tampa on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

HCSO's Criminal Investigation Division is investigating.

"As our detectives piece together this crime, we are all deeply saddened by this senseless violence that ended a woman's life," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "At this time, this appears to be a domestic-related incident, and we believe the victim was targeted. We are asking anyone who saw or heard anything to please come forward and help us find the person behind this attack."

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.

No other information has been released at this time.