Police: Suspects forced themselves into Tampa home, killed man, threatened to shoot pregnant woman

Crime Stoppers offering reward of up to $3K
Posted at 11:42 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 23:00:30-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa police are seeking more information regarding a fatal home invasion. 

On the afternoon of Saturday, November 17, 2018, unknown suspects forced their way into a home located at 2409 State Street West in Tampa. The suspects were armed with handguns and demanded money from a 19-year-old pregnant woman who was in the kitchen, police say.

The woman's boyfriend, Cristian Velazquez-Osorio, was in bed at the time but got up to see what was going on. One of the suspects shot Velazquez-Osorio and then threatened to do the same to the woman, who was 8-months pregnant, if she didn't comply with their demands. 

Velazquez-Osorio died from his injuries. 

Tampa Police have released surveillance video that shows a 4-door silver car that may be involved in the homicide. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.



Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in the case. If you want to be eligible for the cash reward, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477. You can also report anonymously by clicking here.