Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death Outside Tampa Credit Union

Jeremiah Harris Jr., 20, was arrested by Tampa police last week in connection with the shooting death of a man outside a Tampa credit union. Harris faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery.

On Friday morning, a shooting took place in the parking lot of Suncoast Credit Union. When police arrived, they found a man in his early 50s with a gunshot wound. After being taken to a hospital, he died.

The Tampa Police Department reports that Harris also committed an armed robbery at the same credit union on February 21. In that case, Harris robbed a man at the ATM, pointed a gun at the victim, and threatened to kill him. Fortunately, the victim was not injured.

Harris was tracked to an apartment in Meridian Pointe based on witness statements and surveillance video.

An apartment search warrant was obtained, and investigators matched evidence they obtained to Harris. Harris admitted to committing the crimes when questioned by investigators.

Harris is being held in the Orient Road jail, but bail information is not currently available. The police have not yet released the name of the man who was killed.