Suspect killed during liquor store robbery

- A suspect is dead after a shooting at a Tampa liquor store Sunday.

The shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. in the 3300 block of 15th Street.  According to Tampa police, someone called 911 and reported gunfire from inside 15th Street Cut Rate Liquors.

Officers arrived and found a suspect dead on the sidewalk.

Crime scene technicians recovered a handgun nearby. Preliminary information released by TPD indicates two suspects entered the store, waved a gun, and exchanged gunfire with the clerk.

A bullet struck one suspect, who died at the scene.  The search continues for a second suspect.

The clerk is OK.

Investigators are checking surveillance cameras for clues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tampa police.  

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