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Man charged in North Tampa murder, another still on loose

Tampa, Florida -- A man wanted in connection with the North Tampa shooting death of George Sherry on April 23 is in police custody.

However, detectives are still searching for another man involved in the shootout, 30-year-old Kuran Shakes.

An investigation into the Sherry's death revealed when he answered his door at 14606 N 42nd Street, Kuran Shakes and his cousin, Nigel Shakes, entered the apartment and a struggle ensued.

When David Lowe heard the commotion, he came out of his room and saw Sherry on the ground bleeding from his head. Lowe was then hit on the head and knocked to the ground.

Another resident of the apartment, Paul Jenkins, came out of the back bedroom and was shot in the ear at close range. He then ran back to his room and grabbed his gun and started shooting in the direction of Kuran Shakes.

Detectives say one Jenkins' bullets hit Sherry in the chest. The bullet wound Sherry suffered was later determined to be what killed him.

The Shakes' men ran from the apartment and fled in a gold 4-door vehicle, later identified as a Toyota Camry.

Detectives were able to identify Kuran Shakes as one of the suspects after his blood matched samples taken from the scene. They also discovered Nigel told others, "We may have killed someone."

During the investigation, detectives discovered on April 23 around 11:22 p.m., Kuran Shakes had walked into the emergency room at Mortin Plant Hospital with gunshot wounds to both arms.

Nigel Shakes was arrested after blood was found inside his family's Camry he has access to that matched the description of the one used in the crime. He has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Accessory after the Fact.

Deputies are still searching for Kuran Shakes on warrants for Second Degree Murder, First Degree Attempted Murder and Armed Burglary.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Kuran Shakes, you are asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office immediately.


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