TPD detectives believe the young female found in the 100 block of W. Floribraska Ave. this morning is 14-year-old Temple Terrace runaway, Nilexia B. Alexander.

Tampa Police Identify 14-Year-Old Girl In Deadly Shooting

Tampa Runaway Girl Murdered

TAMPA, FL. — The Tampa Police Department (TPD) has identified the victim of a deadly shooting early Friday morning.

TPD said 14-year-old Nilexia Alexander, from Temple Terrace, was found dead in the 100 block of West Floribraska Avenue.

Police say Nilexia was listed as a runaway out of Temple Terrace,

“Our deepest condolences go to her family, loved ones, and friends.  As investigators continue their work to confirm her identity, they are also working to uncover the circumstances that led to her death,” said Tampa Police Department in a statement.

Officers were dispatched to the area just before 4 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found Alexander dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said Alexander was known to spend time in the Jackson Heights area when she left her home in Temple Terrace.

Detectives ask anyone who may have seen her in the past few days to contact TPD’s non-emergency line at 813-231-6130.

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