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Wanted Tampa murder suspect caught in Georgia

Tampa, Florida -- A tip to Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay has led to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a man outside a home back in April 2012.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Fabian Williams was taken into custody in Sylvester, Georgia without incident and has since been transferred to the Hillsborough County Jail where he is being held without bond on charges of first degree murder and robbery with a firearm.

Deputies say the shooting occurred on April 5 around 11:24 p.m. at a home in the 7900 block of Flower Avenue. 

Detectives investigating the case say Williams approached Michael Gilbert and the homeowner while armed with a semi-automatic pistol and demanded money. 

After receiving about $150 in cash, another armed man, described as black or Hispanic, held Gilbert at gunpoint while Williams forced the homeowner into his home at gunpoint. 

Once inside, Williams confronted Gilbert's friend who was trying to leave the home. The homeowner and the friend fled the area during the confrontation and heard multiple gunshots as they ran away. 

Gilbert died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives say Williams was known by the homeowner and the friend who got away. He was identified as a suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The sheriff's office say Williams is a three-time violent offender and had only been out of prison for two years when the crime was committed. Detectives believe the incident was drug-related.

The other man wanted in the deadly shooting has not been identified.


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