Lehigh Acres man arrested in connection to Tampa homicide

Writer: Paul Dolan
Darren Day’s mug shot by LCSO in connection with a Tampa homicide. (CREDIT: LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

A man was arrested in Lee County on Tuesday suspected to be connected to a deadly shooting last July at an apartment complex in Tampa.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Darren Day, 25, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on a first-degree murder charge. The sheriff’s office did not say if Day was the shooter.

Day, who lives in Lehigh Acres, was booked by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said on July 22, an adult male had been shot at the IQ Apartments parking lot. When deputies got to the scene the suspect had already driven away in an unknown direction.

The victim was transported to a local hospital which tried to give him lifesaving treatment, despite their efforts the victim died later.

If you know any information regarding the shooting you can call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200. You can also call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay with an anonymous tip at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477).

This is still an active investigation and WINK News will provide updates as they become available. 

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