HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL. – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in northeast Hillsborough County for a SWAT incident.
Through investigative leads, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was led to a home on the 20000 block of Still Wind Dr. in NE Hillsborough County where Oscar Molina, 44, a suspect wanted in connection to a homicide at the Twilight Zone in Plant City, was believed to have been seen inside a residence.
At 9:12 a.m. on Tuesday, HCSO SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were activated at the house.
Homes to the immediate left, right, and front were evacuated as a precaution.
Due to the large law enforcement presence, school bus stops in the neighborhood were affected during the afternoon hours. HCSO worked in coordination with Hillsborough County Public Schools to determine new drop-off locations in the vicinity for two bus stops.
Deputies verified addresses and walked a small group of students to their residents to ensure they made it home safely.
After multiple attempts to contact the suspect, including the use of a robot to clear the home, Molina was not located inside the residence.
“Due to the nature of his crimes, this was intel that we had to act on immediately in order to try to locate this violent, dangerous individual. We will continue our pursuit of this homicide suspect until he is arrested,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “If anyone knows his whereabouts, we are urging you to please call us before he is able to hurt someone else.”
Anyone with information on Molina’s whereabouts is asked to call HCSO at 813-247-8200.