Tampa, FL - Earlier this morning, the suspect, Clay Allred, came inside the Mobil gas station at N. 30th Street and E. Fowler Avenue. While inside Allred got into an argument with the victim, Hassan Qadratullan. Qadratullan told the suspect to leave the store. Once Allred walked out of the store, he got into his red Jeep Wrangler and even made some ethnic slurs towards Qadratualln.
Allred would then pull out of the parking space and stop in front of the store where he would then fired three shots and drive off.
Two officers were in the vicinity of the Mobil gas station and arrived within seconds of the shots being fired. They issued a BOLO for a red Jeep Wrangler. One of the officers observed the red Jeep Wrangler make a U-turn from southbound to northbound N. 30th Street at E. Fowler Avenue.
Officers were able to catch up to Allred and a felony traffic stop was conducted at E. Fletcher Avenue and Magnolia Drive. The suspect was handcuffed and taken into custody.
Two pistols could be seen in plain view inside the Jeep along with an AR-15 assault rifle. There was a lot of military equipment in the back of the Jeep as well. Not knowing exactly what else was inside the vehicle, the Bomb team was called in.
The Bomb team methodically emptied the Jeep.
The suspect was booked and charged with Aggravated Assault (Hate Crime) and Shooting from a Vehicle and Criminal Mischief.
There were no Injuries reported in this incident.