HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection to a homicide that occurred in Plant City on Tuesday morning.
On November 9, 2021, just after 2 a.m., deputies were called to the intersection of N. Wilder Road and Williams Road, for reports of shots fired.
Once on scene, deputies also located a vehicle that has been involved in a crash at that intersection.
Deputies located one deceased adult male inside the vehicle. Another adult male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Throughout the course of the investigation, detectives spoke with Michael Cappell, 19. Detectives believe there was an interaction with Cappell and the individuals in the vehicle and at some point, Cappell started shooting at the vehicle, hitting both occupants.
Cappella admitted to deputies that he was the shooter while at the scene Tuesday morning. As the vehicle tried to drive away from the scene, the driver – injured in the shooting – lost control of the vehicle resulting in the crash at the intersection.
“This man had no regard for what would happen to those around him when he fired his weapon,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Not only did he take a life and seriously injure another person, but many others could have been injured if the victim’s vehicle had crashed into others on the road.”
Cappell is facing charges for murder, attempted murder, and shooting into a vehicle.
The victim transported to the hospital from the scene is in stable condition and excepted to recover.
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