Detectives investigate overnight homicide in Tampa

Tampa, Florida -- Detectives are investigating a robbery that turned into a homicide on Old Hillsborough Avenue East.

Around 11:20 p.m. on August 8, a man called 911 to say that his brother, Shelby Jones, had been shot. He said that he and his brother we inside a shed on their property when an unknown man entered. He had his face concealed with a bandana and brandished a firearm in an attempt to rob the brothers.

He hit one brother in the head with the firearm so Shelby reacted by making an inadvertent movement. It was then that the suspect shot Shelby in the upper torso, resulting in his death.

The only description of the suspect is that he is a white male with a bandana over his face.

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