Suspect Arrested in Drug Deal Shooting

Authorities have arrested a 22-year-old Punta Gorda man in connection with the shooting of Devyn Hardy. Hardy was shot once in the face and is in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital.


A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of Devyn Hardy at the Lofts Apartments.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced that it has taken Jonathan Murphy, of Punta Gorda, into custody. Hardy, 19, of 4050 Rocky Circle in Tampa, was shot once in the face during a drug transaction inside his apartment.

Hardy was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he remains in
stable condition and is expected to survive.

Murphy has been charged with attempted felony murder and armed burlary of a dwelling.

The tape showed Hardy entering a doorway, followed in by the two suspects.

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

chris coulter February 08, 2012 at 07:57 PM
he lucky the police got him 1st


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