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Tampa Victim ‘Stabbed and Shot’ Hillsborough County Sheriff Arrests Two

TAMPA, Fla – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people for stabbing and shooting a victim Saturday. At approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 5000 block of Williams Road in Tampa, in reference to a domestic-related stabbing. Detectives learned Carrington Thornton, 21, stabbed the victim during an argument. Pedro David Sanchez Baez, 41, who lives nearby, drove to the home and, from his car, shot at the victim who was standing outside the residence. Sanchez Baez fled the scene, but was located and arrested at Puritan Road and 56th Street in Tampa. Sanchez Baez was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm and Shooting at or Within a Vehicle. 

The victim was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Thornton was arrested and charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder with a Weapon.

“Our deputies didn’t miss a beat and tracked down both of these criminals who violently attacked a man,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We are grateful the victim survived and no one else was injured. Both suspects will be held accountable for their cruel actions. I also want to encourage anyone who is a victim of domestic violence to reach out for help. The Spring of Tampa Bay can be reached at (813) 247-SAFE.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. 

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