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Tampa man fired into car & hit child after an argument

Seffner, Florida — Police are searching a Tampa man who shot at another vehicle Saturday, striking a child in the leg.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect followed another customer after getting into an argument at a gas station, pulled up beside him and then shot into his vehicle.
The victim’s injuries were non-life-threatening, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The suspect was identified as Jontavius Laquan Shaeron Monroe, 33, of Tampa. According to the sheriff’s office, Monroe has eight prior felony convictions.
He is currently on probation, according to the Department of Corrections website.
Monroe faces charges of aggravated battery, attempted first-degree murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, shooting into a vehicle, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“A verbal dispute between two grown men should never end with a child being shot, and I pray for the child’s quick recover,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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