Attempted Murder Tampa

Hillsborough County Sheriff Detectives Looking For Suspect In Attempted Murder Case

Detectives are looking for a second suspect in an attempted murder case.

TAMPA, Fla . – Detectives are looking for a second suspect in an attempted murder case.

On Monday evening, August 15, 2022, two suspects conspired and attempted to kill a known associate they believed would report their illegal activities to police.

The two suspects forced their victim into a bathroom of a home located on the 5300 block of Garden Lane in Tampa. They injected the victim with Fentanyl against their will, duct taped, and then proceeded to physically attack him and stab him. The victim was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he survived, and his condition is stable.

Through investigative means, detectives were able to identify and arrest 44-year-old Ciriaco DelaCruz. He is facing multiple charges, among them Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a Weapon.

Police are now looking for the second suspect, only known at this time as “TC.” “TC” is transient and is believed to be in the area of Hillsborough Avenue and North Habana Avenue. He is described as a white Hispanic male, approximately 28-33 years old, 6′ tall, with thin build, short black hair, and short black beard. He has a flame tattoo on his neck, and a five-point star tattoo on one of his arms.

“This is a violent and dangerous criminal that needs to be found and arrested,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “If anyone sees him or knows of his whereabouts, please don’t approach him. Call us, and let our deputies bring him in.”

If you have any information on “TC’s” whereabouts, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

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