UPDATE: Reward Offered in Village Oaks Shooting

The shooter who killed a man at the Village Oaks Apartments Tuesday morning has not been identified.

Jobree Platt’s address has been identified as 24920 Siena Drive in Lutz, according to Michael Dunn, the city’s public information officer.

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Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the suspect in the case of a fatal shooting at Tuesday morning.

The is continuing to investigate the death of , 31. The shooting suspect in the case is described as a black male, about 6-feet-4-inches tall, according to a City of Temple Terrace press release. He was wearing black clothing and a ski mask at the time of the shooting. He remains at large.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the suspect who wants to be eligible for a cash reward can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using the "Tipsubmit Mobile" application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids.

Those with information pertaining to this crime can also call Temple Terrace police at 813-989-7110.

Platt had been visiting a relative at the apartment complex, located at 8575 Montravail Circle, according to the release. The two had gone out overnight, and as they returned to the complex at about 4:50 a.m., the shooter appeared in the breezeway near the elevator.

After a verbal confrontation ensued, the shooter pulled a handgun and fired, hitting and killing Platt, the release states.

Platt’s home address has not been confirmed, and police said he might have recently moved from Temple Terrace, according to the release.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search for the shooting suspect, sending a K-9 and helicopter unit, the release states.

The  apartment complex was  in a series of auto burglaries. Violent crimes, however, have not been reported there in recent months.

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Morenita September 04, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I hope they catch this coward i got my family suffering beacuse people want to be stupid ignorant n such cowards please public if u kno anything about the shooting please contact police the platt family deserves justice!!! Jobree deserves justice who knows this can happen to your family please lets get this selfish coward off the streets!!!
Eric Bop Nealon September 05, 2012 at 07:32 PM
as i lay dwn last niqht and ithought of that fact that me losing my cousin JoBree Platt that yuh are not here any more with us the tears start rollinq dwn my face. and iwoke realizinq that yuh still nt here ikeep hear ure voice in my head icant pick up the phone and call yuh and yuh be like whatz cuz and iwont be to jook with yuh in the club . im really qoinq to miss yuh and all i have is the memeries to hold on too ill see yuh soon . p.s. tell jwaun and ced and grandma that we miss them dwn here and that we love them . R.I.P JOBREE "BREE" PLATT
Daryl Dixon September 06, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Really Rollo? They lost a family member to evil and you are worried about "proper english"?...all i can say is wow!
Quentin September 06, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I wish I could tell what you are trying to say. It looks heartfelt but unreadable.
Quentin September 07, 2012 at 03:28 AM
I'll translate it for you so everyone can understand what you are trying to say. As I lay down last night I thought of the fact that I lost my cousin Jobree Platt and that you are not here with us anymore. The tears started rolling down my face and I awoke realizing that you are still not here. I keep hearing your voice in my head and I cannot pick up the phone and call you. You would say "What's up Cuz". and I will not be able to dance (Jook) with you in the club. I am really going to miss you and all I have is the memories to hold on to. I will see you soon. P.S. Tell Jwaun and Ced along with grandma that we miss them down here and we love them. RIP Jobree "Bree" Platt.
Daryl Dixon September 07, 2012 at 12:32 PM
tasteless comment
Rollo Tomasi September 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM
No it isn't. he said it looks heartfelt but unreadable. If you want to memorialize someone at least write in english. It does not do justice to your loved one to write gibberish. He did the writer a service.
UNST3RBLICH September 17, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Rollo, if you're going to try to defend someone who is being inconsiderate towards grieving family members, at least use proper grammar, as it seems more important to you than a good man losing his life over senseless violence. Case and point, it's *English. Stop trolling news postings and go do the community a service by kicking rocks...in the middle of Veteran's Expressway.
Rollo Tomasi September 17, 2012 at 09:12 AM
Ebonics is not appropriate for a memorial, and look who's calling troll? ya got a mirror dipstick?
Rollo Tomasi September 17, 2012 at 09:13 AM
and by the way it' "case in point" ya maroon
UNST3RBLICH September 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Pardons. English isn't my first language. What's your excuse? And 'by the way', maroon is a colour, not an adjective.
Rollo Tomasi September 17, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Not when Bugs Bunny says it!. Sarcasm is apparently foreign to you too. If I left the extra "O" out the Patch Nazi's delete it, so i left it in but you know what I mean you maroon!
UNST3RBLICH September 17, 2012 at 06:09 PM
If you left out the extra 'o', it would still be incorrect. Perhaps the word you're looking for is 'moron', not 'maron'. Now, if you're quite done making yourself look foolish....
Rollo Tomasi September 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM
You obviously a liberal piece of trash who has never seen a Bugs Bunny cartoon go back to watching endless runs of American flags being burned and acts of terrorism against Americans to make yourself happy troll boy.
Rollo Tomasi September 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM
And wow, you have all these comments across all these subjects and you only reply to mine....how odd.....seems like you have a fascination with me. OR you are just a shield name for some other anti American communist insurgent who wants nothing more than the destruction of everything good in the country. in a nutshell an Obama supporter. keep moving troll boy.
UNST3RBLICH September 18, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Rollo, I had no idea you were so sensitive. And obviously judgmental; what a shame. It's a trait of insecurity to result to such small minded insults. I'm sure these 'retorts' are what you consider witty and intellectual, when sadly it's just a pitiful display of obnoxious, opinionated postings of no relevance. Take care.
THINK2TIME September 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM
The hardest moment to realize I will never be able to pick up the phone to call Bree again. He was a really good guy and didnt deserve any of this. I wish they would find out who did this and put them under the jail. Bree tell Ced I love him and I will always miss him. Bree you were the best and I love you and will always miss you.. Now I know why you havent responded back to my text. I LOVE YOU
Ashley Taylor October 13, 2012 at 01:11 PM
As I am reading through and looking at the news feed of my dear friend that has lost his life to senseless behavior I see that there is more senseless behavior and comments going on. This is saddening to me. To whomever you are this is not about what words people use to express their grieving but about the LIFE of a man that was taken from many people that he touched and will no longer be able to live the dream of being a teacher, a man who worked and went to school since he graduated in 1999. This is not about correcting someone's grammer. And obviously you were able to understand it because you re-wrote it with no problem! Please do us a favor and keep your rude and condescending comments to yourself. Your just as thoughtless as the men who KILLED him in my opinion to try and make yourself look more educated than another in such a time of mourning.


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