PLANT CITY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of second-degree murder Monday evening after he barricaded himself under a shed for about two hours.
HCSO said Carl Lee, 44, was wanted in connection to a man's death in Plant City.
According to the sheriff's office, around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 a shooting happened in the 3800 block of Medulla Road, and an adult man was found dead in a shed on that property.
After obtaining probable cause to arrest Lee for one charge of murder in the second degree, HCSO asked for the public's help in locating Lee on Monday, March 21.
Deputies, "through investigative means," located Lee within the 9300 block of Edison Road in Lithia.
Lee, per HCSO, barricaded himself under a shed on the property.
Shortly after 5 p.m., HCSO's SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team and Bomb Disposal Team were all activated. It took them about two hours before Lee was taken into custody without incident.
"Our team of detectives was relentless in locating this individual over the course of the last several days," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Today, through a combined effort between our patrol deputies and specialty units, we were able to peacefully resolve and arrest this homicide suspect responsible for taking the life of another human being."
Lee is a known offender to the sheriff's office, a press release said, and he is currently on felony probation.