Garian Brown

After 2-Years of Running, Tampa Murder Suspect Arrested in Gibsonton

TAMPA, Fla. – For two years, Tampa Police Homicide Detectives have been working to locate and arrest suspects in the January 2019 shooting and murder of two victims.

On Friday, January 8, 2021, Garian Brown was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.

On January 8, 2019, Tampa Police responded to the 8700 block of N. Tangerine Place for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived to find a Chevrolet Camaro that had crashed into a house.

The driver, an adult white male, was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The passenger, an adult black female, was ejected from the car and was also found to have suffered gunshot wounds to her upper body. Detectives worked to develop leads and established probable cause in order to charge Garian Brown with the offenses.

Based on investigative leads, it was believed that today Brown would be at 11112 US 41, Gibsonton, FL. Late this morning, Brown was seen pulling into the parking lot, exiting a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, and entering the building.

Officers approached and took Brown into custody without incident. He was transported to Orient Road Jail, charged with two counts of Murder and one count of Armed Robbery.

Garian Brown, SOURCE: HCSO

This investigation is still active and will continue until all persons involved in the murders are identified. 

Anyone with information relating to this case is encouraged to contact the Tampa Police Department at 813.231.6130, or if they wish to remain anonymous – Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.

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