Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in connection to fatal shooting of store clerk

Police say Christopher Antonio Sheffield, 24, fatally shot Mohamoud Ibrahim.

Police say Christopher Antonio Sheffield, 24, fatally shot Mohamoud Ibrahim.

TAMPA — Police have arrested a 24-year-old Tampa man and charged him with murder in connection with Sunday's shooting death of a convenience store clerk.

According to Tampa police, Christopher Antonio Sheffield fatally shot Mohamoud Ibrahim, 60, during a robbery at the 29th Street Store, 2802 N 29th St.

Police arrested Sheffield about 4 a.m. Monday after receiving a tip that he might be hiding out in a Tampa apartment complex.

According to investigators, Sheffield shot Ibrahim about 12:30 p.m.

Using video surveillance footage and information from witnesses, detectives soon identified Sheffield as a suspect.

Jail records show he was arrested at 4701 Muskogee Court, which is the address of the Seminole Park Apartments.

He is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was being held without bail in the Hillsborough County jail.

Contact Tony Marrero at tmarrero@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes.

Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in connection to fatal shooting of store clerk 07/17/17 [Last modified: Monday, July 17, 2017 9:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

    Nation

    The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline.

    Dick Gregory, a comedian, activist and author, died Saturday. [Tribune News Service, 2011]
  2. Winter Haven police investigating armed robbery at Dollar General

    Crime

    WINTER HAVEN — Police are investigating an armed robbery Friday night of a Dollar General store on W Lake Ruby Drive.

  3. Rowdies settle for draw at home

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The good news for the Rowdies is that they still haven't lost a game at Al Lang Stadium since late April. The bad news is they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Ottawa on Saturday night in front of 6,710 sweaty fans.

  4. Bats come to life, but Rays' freefall continues (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG —The six runs seemed like a ton, just the second time the Rays had scored that many in a game during their numbing two-plus-weeks stretch of offensive impotency, and amazingly, the first time at the Trop in nearly two months.

    Lucas Duda connects for a two-run home run in the sixth, getting the Rays within 7-5. A Logan Morrison home run in the ninth made it 7-6, but Tampa Bay couldn’t complete the comeback.
  5. 'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

    Nation

    BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia.

    Thousands of people march against a “free speech rally” planned Saturday in Boston. About 40,000 people were in attendance.