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Manhunt over: Family Dollar murder suspect caught

Tampa, Florida -- The six-day manhunt for Demetrius Parks, the man who allegedly shot and killed Tampa Family Dollar store manager Horsley Shorter, is now over.

Masked man burglarizes pharmacy store

Brandon, Florida -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a business burglary that occurred early Saturday morning.

Detectives say around 2:30 a.m., the man broke into Bills Prescription in the 200 block of East Brandon Boulevard and stole prescription narcotics.

He was last seen wearing an unknown type of mask, a black and white patterned shirt, black pants and black shoes with white trim.

Police investigate possible drug-related murder

Riverview, Florida -- Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man outside an apartment in the Marsh Harbour Apartment complex Tuesday night.

Deputies say neighbors reported hearing a gunshot and when they went outside they the body of David Bernard who lived in the complex.

So far no descriptions of the two men sought in the shooting, which is believed to be drug-related, have been released.

Murdered store manager much loved and respected

Tampa, Florida -- "Devastated" is how Hortense Lampkins says she feels about the murder of her neighbor Horsley Shorter Jr. The 76-year-old watched Junior grew from a boy who teased her with snakes, into a hard-working man who took care of his mother and who also looked after all the seniors in the neighborhood.

"I'm just...speechless, a senseless crime -- a person who didn't bother anybody, always willing to help," she said tearing up.

Deputies: 3rd suspect in 7-Eleven fatal stabbing identified

Riverview, Florida -- Investigators say all three suspects in the fatal stabbing of a 7-Eleven clerk early Wednesday morning have been taken into custody.

According to reports, Russell Beasley, 25, and another suspect were pulled over after deputies spotted the suspect's 2000 Toyota Solara on Fruitville Road in Sarasota County.  

Hit and run driver sought in crash with sheriff's corporal

Riverview, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies are investigating a hit and run accident involving a 15-year veteran of the sheriff's office.

Investigators say on July 7, around 2:10 a.m., Cpl. Harrison Bashner was traveling southbound on I-75 in the center, left lane at Progress Boulevard. 

Man caught in sex acts with teen at park

Oldsmar, Florida -- Deputies on patrol at an Oldsmar park early Sunday morning say they caught a man engaged in sex acts with a teenage girl in a parked car.

Detectives say deputies caught the two just after midnight in the back parking lot of the unidentified park. When they interviewed 30-year-old Taurean Roberto Graham, they say he admitted to having sex with the 15-year-old.

Graham, of Brandon, was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious battery. The investigation is ongoing.