Man fatally shot outside Tampa mosque, suspect arrested
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of a man outside a mosque in Tampa.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office tells news outlets that investigators believe the victim and the suspect knew each other. They had attended prayer service at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Mosque before the shooting happened early Monday.
Investigators say an off-duty deputy had just completed a security detail at the mosque just after midnight when he heard shots coming from the parking lot. He went to the location and found a man holding a gun and other man on the ground. He had been shot at least twice.
Officials say the man was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he died.
The shooter was detained and is cooperating with authorities.
No additional details have been released.