TAMPA, Fla. – A 25-year-old man has been arrested for the shooting death of a man that happened early Friday morning in Tampa.
According to Tampa PD, on Friday, at approximately 2:48 a.m., the Tampa Police Department received a 911 call of a male who had been shot in the area of 401 S. Howard Ave.
Officers arrived on the scene, located an adult black male victim with multiple gunshot wounds, and began providing emergency first aid.
The man died from his injuries, according to police. The victim was 22 years old. Officers immediately established a perimeter in an effort to locate the suspect.
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Jarred White, 25, approached one of the officers, saying he had just shot someone. Officers recovered a 9mm handgun from White’s front waistband.
It was reported that there had been a previous verbal altercation between White and the victim inside a local bar earlier and that after leaving the bar, White reinitiated a verbal confrontation with the victim, challenging him to fight.
This then led to a physical altercation and escalated to White shooting and killing the victim.
White was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree. He was taken to Orient Road Jail.