The family of the victim from yesterday's shooting has waived Marsy's Law protections, along with any other provisions protecting victims of homicide, and has voluntarily elected to identify the victim publicly. The victim is identified as Carl Branch, 32, of Ft. Myers.

Ft. Myers Man Identified as Victim in Zephyrhills Murder

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – Carl Branch, 32, of Ft. Myers, has been identified as the victim of the deadly shooting in Zephyrhills Pasco County on Saturday.

The family of the victim from yesterday's shooting has waived Marsy's Law protections, along with any other provisions protecting victims of homicide, and has voluntarily elected to identify the victim publicly. The victim is identified as Carl Branch, 32, of Ft. Myers.
Carl Branch, 32, of Ft. Myers

Pasco Sheriff Deputies say that Branch was shot and killed in the parking lot area of Samuel Pasco Athletic Park, while a children’s football tournament was occurring.

Preliminary information indicates the suspects are believed to be in a white 4-door Nissan sedan. The suspects are described as an unknown number of Black males wearing dark clothing, who also may be from the Ft. Myers area.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case.  Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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