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Teen Arrested In South Pointe Shooting

A 19-year-old Riverview man was killed in the drug-related shooting.

Garrett Jay Boone
Garrett Jay Boone
A Riverview teenager was arrested Sunday morning, Aug. 4, in the shooting death a 19-year-old man in the South Pointe subdivision in Riverview Saturday, Aug. 4.

Garrett Jay Boone, 18, of 10426 Hunters Haven Blvd., Riverview, has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery. Bail has not been set.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives say the shooting occurred Saturday, Aug. 3 at 11:45 p.m. in the South Pointe subdivision off U.S. 301 in Riverview.

According to the sheriff's office, an off-duty deputy was notified that a man had been shot in a car at 10501 Southern Point Blvd., Riverview. The deputy rushed to the scene, called an ambulance and began life-saving measures until the ambulance arrived.

The victim, Richard A. Russell, 19, of 10449 Soaring Eagle Dr., Riverview, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Upon investigation, detectives learned that the victim was supposed to meet Boone in the area of Early Run Lane and Ravens Nest to conduct a drug buy. Russell was a passenger in a vehicle.

Russell was about to get out of the passenger side of the vehicle to meet with Boone when two men with pistols jumped out of the bushes and shot him in the upper torso inside the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle containing Russell then fled and drove to the park where he located the deputy.

Deputies said Boone admitted to a plan to rob Russell with two other men. The two gunmen have not been arrested.

The sheriff's office is not releasing the driver's name. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8000.


Arnez Quintero August 06, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Mann ive known both these guys since they were kids.... Smh i cant believe Boone would plan something like this but then again he doesn't have the best role models.... Ritchie was a good kid with a great personality... Its a shame he got involved with the wrong ppl ... As for those wannabe bush hopping thugs i hope they rot ..

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