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Fatal nightclub shooting surveillance video released

Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police detectives are asking for the public's help identifying the people who may have witnessed the shooting outside the Hollywood Nights nightclub that resulted in a man's death on the morning of May 11.

19-year-old arrested for having sex with runaway girl

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- An employee at Hard Rock Cafe was arrested Thursday for having sex with a 14-year-old girl he let stay at his home for three weeks.

Pasco Sheriff's deputies say 19-year-old Walter Santos-Reyes had sex with a girl a minimum of five times while she stayed at his home after she ran away from home.

Lake Placid residents arrested in tax fraud case

Lake Placid residents arrested in tax fraud case

Lake Placid, Florida- Last week Special Agents with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation arrested two Lake Placid residents and a third suspect turned himself in on charges relating to income tax fraud. 

The indictment from the United States Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida, accuses defendants Desmond Holden, Kinjonah Coston, and Otavis Jones, of participating in a scheme to fraudulently obtain federal income tax refunds by preparing and filing false tax returns.

Mother arrested after infant drowns in bathtub

Tampa, Florida -- The mother of a 7-month-old infant who drowned in a bathtub is in jail after police say her negligence led to her baby's death.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies say around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, Sierra McMillan put her 7-month-old in the bathtub with the water running. She then left the infant, with the water still running, to answer the door to a solicitor.

While inside, the solicitor told police he heard the water running and the child crying. After a few minutes, the crying had stopped.

Man waves gun in front of local elementary school

Riverview, Florida -- A man is under arrest after waving a gun in front of a Bay area elementary school.

Fortunately, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy was nearby and noticed children yelling about the armed man.

Man stabbed, another jumped at liquor store

Lake Placid, Florida -- The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing of one man, and the battery of another at a Lake Placid liquor store Sunday.

Deputies say 41-year-old Ernest Bristol told them he was jumped by several men inside the Highway Park Liquor Store at 101 Vision Street.

Children removed from filthy home, parents arrested

Wesley Chapel, Florida -- The parents of two young children are in jail and their children taken away after police found them living in deplorable conditions in a Wesley Chapel apartment.

Pasco Sheriff's deputies say a neighbor called them after they found the 4-year-old walking alone in the parking lot wearing nothing but her underwear late Sunday night. The neighbor took the child to her home and called police.