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Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in girlfriend's death

Hector Favio Acevedo, 24, is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Hector Favio Acevedo, 24, is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

TAMPA — Police arrested a 24-year-old man who investigators said murdered his girlfriend during an argument early Saturday.

Hector Favio Acevedo, of Tampa, is accused of killing of 23-year-old Shyeanne Lewis, Tampa police said Sunday.

On Saturday, Acevedo told family members he wanted to kill himself. Hills­borough County sheriff's deputies responded and determined he was a felon in possession of a firearm. They took him into custody, where he "made statements that raised concerns about the well-being of his girlfriend," according to police.

Officers went to Lewis' apartment at 4819 College Court off Busch Boulevard and got no answer at the door. They forced themselves into the apartment and found Lewis dead inside with upper-body trauma.

Acevedo told police he went to her apartment about 3 a.m. and got into a fight. Officers arrested him on a first-degree murder charge and booked him into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Sunday morning without bail.

Tampa police arrest 24-year-old man in girlfriend's death 04/23/17 [Last modified: Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:37pm]
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