UPDATE: Man Fatally Shot at North Tampa Apartment

This incident occurred around 10 p.m. Monday night, according to authorities.

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting a of an area man at the 42nd Street Apartments.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at 14606 42nd Street North around 10 p.m. last night. George Sherry, 37, was in the apartment with four other people when there was a knock at the door by two males, spokeswoman Debbie Carter said in a news release.

The men struggled with the victim, pistol-whipped him and then shot him. The victim was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he died, according to the release.

Sheriff's deputies said the two suspects are both black and weigh about 160 pounds. One is 6 foot 1 inch tall and was wearing all black clothing and was armed with a handgun. The other is 5 foot 10 inches tall, clean shaven and was wearing a black shirt with a white undershirt, according to the release. The possible vehicle they were driving was a gold compact or mid-size.

Anyone with any information about the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200, or anyone with any
information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).


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