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Tampa PD arrest man seen on surveillance video stomping man to death at 7-Eleven

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 16:39:43-04

TAMPA, Fla.  — A 39-year-old man was arrested after a Tampa Police Department homicide investigation determined he stomped a man to death at a 7-Eleven early Friday morning.

TPD said they received a call around 1:20 a.m. regarding a man stomping on another man at the 7-Eleven on E. Busch Boulevard.

When officers arrived at the 7-Eleven they found a man unconscious in the parking lot with severe upper body trauma. They immediately began CPR and life-saving measures until Tampa Fire Rescue arrived. The victim, per TPD, was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

After reviewing surveillance video, speaking to witnesses, and developing leads, detectives identified the suspect as 39-year-old Taron Criner.

TPD said shortly after 7 a.m. Criner was spotted walking in front of the 7-Eleven wearing the same clothes, with apparent blood spatter, seen in the surveillance video.

After positively identifying Criner he was arrested, charged with murder, and taken to the Orient Road Jail.