Police investigating hotel shooting in New Port Richey

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA. -- New Port Richey Police responded to a shots fired call at the Magnuson Hotel on Saturday morning at about 7:45 a.m.

Upon arrival police found an adult with multiple gunshot wounds lying just outside of a room. The victim was identified as 26-year-old, Jerrell Billy Tomlin who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jerrell Rayshawn Marcus was identified as a person of interest but has since been ruled out. Detectives are still following up on leads. 

If you have any information regarding the shooting please contact New Port Richey Police Detective Sergeant Chris Mellecker (727)243-4021.


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