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2 Suspects Identified in Village Oaks Murder

Temple Terrace Police have one suspect in custody. The other is at large.

The Temple Terrace Police Department has identified two suspects in the Sept. 4 murder of Jobree Platt at the Village Oaks Apartments, according to a City of Temple Terrace press release.

The first suspect, Edward Lavon Larry, 29, was arrested at 2 a.m. on Oct. 10, the release states. Larry, of Riverview, is charged with second-degree murder and accessory after the fact. He is being held at the Hillsborough County jail on $15,000 bond, according to arrest records.

Police are still searching for the second suspect, Gary Brown II, 29. Police have issued a warrant with charges of first-degree felony murder and two counts of attempted armed robbery, the release states.

“This is all the information we have at this time,” said Michael Dunn, the city’s public information officer.

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Platt, 31, of Lutz, had been visiting a relative at the apartment complex, located at 8575 Montravail Circle, police originally said. The two had gone out overnight. As they returned to the complex at about 4:50 a.m., they encountered a shooter in the breezeway near the elevator. After a verbal confrontation ensued, the shooter pulled a handgun and fired, hitting and killing Platt.

The Temple Terrace Police Department is asking the public for help in locating Brown, the suspect still at large. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call police at 813-989-7110.

See also:
Man Fatally Shot at Village Oaks Apartments
UPDATE: Reward Offered in Village Oaks Shooting
Village Oaks Shooting Has Some Worried
Platt Shooting is Temple Terrace’s 1st Homicide in 5 Years
Police Still Searching for Village Oaks Killer 

Quentin October 11, 2012 at 03:43 PM
good job Temple Terrace Po-Lice!!!!!! this is one of the reasons I live here.
Daryl Dixon October 11, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Great Job TTPD!
LadiG October 11, 2012 at 09:14 PM
What did they do, he turned himself in!!!!!
Quentin October 11, 2012 at 10:26 PM
They solved it, you idiot !!he did not turn himself in because he felt bad. He turned himself in because they solved it and issued a warrant.
Mercedes Rodriguez October 13, 2012 at 01:03 AM
ttpd or Tampa Police are too scared, and stpuid, I know I am the mother of his last victim in Brandon, although he admitted to speeding and proceed with caution, and his tags had been expired for the last six months, they were too scared of him
Samantha basic October 24, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Shut up Mercedes no one told ur dumbass son to go run out in the middle of a big ass intersection .. So please Dave ur story cause ur child was no victim please stop trying an attempting to make him look like a murder to which he isn't an will never be
Samantha basic October 24, 2012 at 02:01 AM
People don't pass judgement on people if u don't know the story you was there when the situation was occurring stay out the media an get your life in order throwing stones at a mirror with ur own reflection is really sad ....

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