TPD tries to ID suspect, witnesses in Ybor stabbing

- Tampa police are trying to identify a person of interest and several possible witnesses in the stabbing death of a former University of South Florida football player in Ybor City early Sunday morning.

Another person who was stabbed is being hospitalized.

It happened at The Orpheum on 7th Ave. around 3 a.m. Sunday. Police said the club was packed for an unofficial after-party for the USF football game. As bouncers began to clear the room, witnesses say a fight broke out at the entrance and a large brawl spilled into the streets.

Elkino Watson, who was a standout defensive lineman for the Bulls in 2014, was stabbed in a parking lot behind the club. His friend, Desmond Horne, was also stabbed but is expected to survive.

Police have not made any arrests. They are trying to identify a person of interest seen in photos wearing a blue shirt, and two possible witnesses, one wearing a plaid shirt, and another a female.

So far, police have not been able to determine a motive.

CrimeStoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an attack.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • TPD tries to ID suspect, witnesses in Ybor stabbing
  • Gov. Scott visits first responders in Hillsborough
  • Florida to charge road tolls again, starting Thursday
  • Forged letter, fake checks leads to Clermont woman's arrest
  • 'Museum Day Live' coming to Tampa Bay museums
  • Massive debris cleanup effort underway in St. Pete
  • Former counselor takes gamble on child porn plea deal
  • Sarasota teen not heard from since before Irma
  • Shelter opened for Withlacoochee River evacuees
  • Gov. Scott presses cities, counties for debris cleanup plans