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Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Tampa Heights man are asking for the public's help in identifying a group of people caught on camera near the area of the homicide.
The "Eye on Crime" cameras in the area of 131st Avenue and 22nd Street in North Tampa took surveillance photos of several people who "might have seen or heard something that could be beneficial to the case," sheriff's office spokesperson Debbie Carter said in a media release.
Anyone with information about the people seen in the surveillance photos attached to this story can contact the sheriff's office at 813-247-8200.
A Tampa Heights man found dead in the parking lot of a North Tampa apartment complex was the victim of a homicide, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports.
Sergio Gabriel Alexande Smith, 21, of 109 Emily St., was found laying in the parking lot at Avesta Apartments, 2020 131st Ave. E., shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Preliminary indications are that Smith was shot, sheriff's office spokesperson Debbie Carter said in a media release.
The investigation continues. Stay tuned with Patch for more information.