Community Alert: Shooting, New Port Richey

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Update 5:15 a.m.: As discussed in the earlier news conference by Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco, Pasco Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate a shooting which resulted in the death of a woman in New Port Richey. Preliminary information suggests the homicide occurred around 12:40 a.m. today in the Menifee Ct. area when a man broke into a home. The man pointed a gun at an adult witness in the home before moving on to a bedroom in which the victim was sleeping with two young children. The suspect turned on a light in the room, which caused the victim to sit up. The suspect then shot the victim once. The victim fell on to the floor after being shot, and the suspect shot the victim once more. The suspect then ran from the home, where it was believed that he got into a car. The victim later died at a hospital as a result of the shooting. 

At this point in the investigation, the information in this case does not suggest that this was a random act. It appears that the suspect knew the layout of the home and who his intended victim was. The suspect is described as a man with a heavy build, around 5’10”, wearing dark clothing and a black skull-type mask. The investigation will continue and PSO urges those with information to submit tips to the PSO Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488 or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.

Original Post: PSO deputies responded to a report of a shooting that happened today around 12:40 a.m. in the Menifee Ct. area of New Port Richey. The preliminary investigation indicates that an adult male suspect forced his way into a home and shot an adult female victim. The victim died as a result of the shooting. The suspect is described as an adult male, with a large build, around 5’10” and wearing a black skull mask. The investigation will continue and PSO urges those with information to submit tips to the PSO Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488 or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco will hold a news conference live on Facebook at 5 a.m. today.

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