Man arrested for fatal Tampa drive-by shooting

5:42 PM, Jan 25, 2014   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Authorities have arrested a man involved in a recent drive-by shooting that killed one person in Tampa.

Tampa Police say two brothers, who are in their 30s, were tossing a football outside a home at West Main Street and North Rome Avenue on Sunday, Jan. 20 when a car drove by and shots were fired.

They were both taken to a hospital, where one of the brothers later died.

Detectives working the case developed Gerald Cheatham as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest. After multiple interviews and surveillance, authorities found Cheatham hiding with several people at a home on E. Osborne Ave. in Tampa.

A task force surrounded the house and ordered the occupants out of the house. Cheatham surrendered after several minutes and was taken into custody without incident.



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