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Charges announced for November 2021 Tampa death investigation

Christopher Watson was found shot and killed in the 22nd Street Park.
Credit: Tampa Police Department

TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. Marshal's Task Force located a man in connection to a November 2021 shooting death of a Tampa man. 

Taymel Jackson, 30, is facing first-degree murder, conspiracy and tampering with evidence charges, Tampa police report. 

Based on the investigation, authorities say they have probable cause showing that Jackson and Sherron McCombs, who is still not in custody, conspired to kill Christopher Watson on Nov. 1, 2021, after Watson provided information about a drug crime to law enforcement. 

Shortly after, Watson was found shot to death in the 22nd Street Park. Police said there were few clues about the circumstances surrounding his death. 

Credit: Tampa Police Department
Sherron McCombs

"Detectives used several investigative techniques" when investigating this case. 

Police ask if any has information on McCombs' whereabouts, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS. 

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