Community Alert: Homicide, Dade City

Community Alert

Update Oct. 11: Pasco Sheriff’s detectives continue their investigation into a deceased adult male found on Oct. 9 in the woodline on the west side of SR471 near Cumpressco Rd., Dade City. Detectives previously determined the male was the victim of a homicide.

Overnight on Oct. 10, a suspect was arrested in connection with this case. The suspect stated he shot the victim during an argument over money. This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public. The suspect was arrested in Polk County on a Pasco County warrant, and he remains in the Polk County Detention Center at this time.

Original Post Oct. 10: On Oct. 9, around 4:30 p.m., Pasco Sheriff’s Deputies received a call reporting a deceased adult male in the woodline on the west side of SR 471 near Cumpressco Rd. Through the investigation, it has been determined that the adult male was the victim of a homicide.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. If you have information, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488 regarding case #22-035110 or report tips online at

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