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Police searching for Plant City shooting suspect
Plant City Observer Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 2 years ago

Police searching for Plant City shooting suspect

by: Amber Jurgensen

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating Jose Alejandro Esparza, 32, who is wanted for attempted murder and domestic violence. 

Esparza and his stepbrother, Ramiro Silva, 22, of 2808 Chance Place, Plant City, got into an argument at about 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Esparza shot Silva in the face. It is unknown why they were arguing.

Esparza fled the scene in a 1999 or 2000 White Dodge Durango, with Florida tags.

Silva was transported by family members to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Espranza is described as a Hispanic, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He is medium build and bald with a black goatee and brown eyes.

He is armed with a small-caliber handgun and thought to be in the area of 2710 Chance Place, Plant City.

Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, (813) 247-8200. Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect, and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward, should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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