Atlanta, Georgia 2020-10-17 19:17:43 –
Tampa, Florida (CW44 News At 10) – Tampa police are investigating the domestic turmoil in East Tampa near Ferrell Junior High School that resulted in the death of a pregnant mother and her fetus early Saturday morning.
According to the Tampa Police Department, at around 3:25 am on Saturday, October 17, 2020, patrol officers responded to 2200 blocks on E. Emma Street in Tampa, Florida, with reference to domestic violence. Upon arrival, police officers encountered a female resident suffering from a life-threatening injury. The female victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and later died after being injured during a domestic conflict.
The unidentified victim was about 6 months pregnant. The fetus was born by hospital staff and was short-lived before he died.
During the investigation, TPD identified Jay Renard Rodriguez as the person who physically attacked the victims in her residence and killed both victims. He was later detained in his residence without incident.
Rodriguez was charged with two murders related to the death of the victim. He was also charged with probation violations because of his active felony probationary status against armed robbers / ferons in possession of firearms.
TPD is continuing its investigation and CW44 News At 10 will provide more details as it becomes available.
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