Person of interest found in Tampa homicide investigation

SWAT officials in Hillsborough County are searching for a man they believe shot and killed his mother's boyfriend.

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has located and taken into custody a man they say called a person of interest in a Thursday morning murder. 

Sheriff's deputies found a man dead around 1:43 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, outside of an apartment on North Cortez Circle near Dale Mabry Highway, according to Colonel Donna Lusczynski.

He had at least one gunshot wound, according to the sheriff's office.

They have not yet identified the victim other than he is a man in his 40s.

Deputies investigating the scene found one woman, later identified as the victim's girlfriend, inside the apartment unharmed. Neighbors said they heard arguing overnight before calling law enforcement, and deputies believe the homicide is a domestic-related incident.

The Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office said they are working several leads to possibly determine a suspect. Meanwhile, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office named Tyler Bardin a person of interest. 

10News learned just after noon that he's been found.


At this point, he was just wanted for questioning. 

Photos: Man found dead outside Tampa apartment

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