TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Police Department was notified by Missouri State authorities that wanted homicide suspect, Sherron McCombs Jr., drowned in the Current River.
McCombs Jr. was wanted for his involvement in two homicides in Tampa. Warrants were issued for his arrest for First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm and Tampering with Physical Evidence in these two separate cases.
Between October 31, 2021, and November 2, 2021, McCombs Jr. conspired with the co-defendant and other accomplices to commit first-degree premeditated murder against the victim.
The co-defendant and McCombs Jr. intentionally killed the victim. After the victim was killed, McCombs Jr. and the co-defendant tampered, removed, and hid physical evidence of the offense to cover up their crimes between November 1, 2021 and December 15, 2021.
The co-defendant is currently behind bars on unrelated charges.
On January 3, 2022, officers were dispatched to the Riviera Apartment complex with reports of a shooting. Units arrived and located 20-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds.
The victim was lying next to a silver Nissan Altima, that had multiple bullet holes in the driver’s side. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The passenger in the suspect vehicle, Xavier K. Felton, was arrested in March for First Degree Murder, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle.
McCombs Jr. is believed to have been driving the car at the time of the shooting.
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay was offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Sherron McCombs.