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Hernando Detectives Investigating Homicide in South Brooksville

Hernando County Sheriff's Office
Deputies responded to 823 Twigg Street where they located one individual deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Another victim was already en route via a private vehicle to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 17, 2021, 10:41 AM: Detectives continue to work tirelessly following up on each and every lead in this case, and as such, are making significant progress in their investigation. While significant progress has been made, detectives continue to seek witnesses who have information regarding the event(s) that led up to the incident that occurred on Twigg Street on 02-03-2021 at approximately 8 p.m. or in regard to the actual Shooting/Homicide. Again, all persons submitting tips to Hernando County Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000. If you have information, please do your part to help us keep every community within Hernando County a safer place to live, work, and play.

UPDATE FEBRUARY 10, 2021, 11:16 AM: The Florida Sheriff’s Association’s (FSA) Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (CAAP) has pledged an additional $5,000 in reward money for a tip that leads to an arrest in this case. The CAAP reward will be paid in addition to the Crime Stoppers cash reward of up to $5,000. CAAP tips must be submitted through Hernando County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-990-8477 (TIPS). Detectives have information regarding several potential witnesses who are refusing to come forward at this time.

Facts about anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers:

ALL tips are confidential (the caller is not asked his or her name, nor is he or she required to provide a name); The HCSO takes NO steps to investigate the source of the tip(s); The payout process is completely anonymous; The person who provided the tip is not required to pick up the reward money himself or herself; The anonymity applies to EVERY tip submitted in EVERY case.


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SOUTH BROOKSVILLE, FL – On Wednesday, February 03 at 8 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatchers received calls from residents on Twigg Street in South Brooksville in reference to a shooting. Deputies responded to 823 Twigg Street where they located one individual deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Another victim was already in route via a private vehicle to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Deputies also found a 13-month-old child with an abrasion to the torso area that appeared to be the result of being grazed by a bullet. Detectives and members of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Unit responded to investigate and process the scene. No additional details were available at the time publication. The investigation remains fluid.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830. If you would like to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000, please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-8477 (TIPS).

UPDATE FEBRUARY 17, 2021, 10:41 AM: Detectives continue to work tirelessly following up on each and every lead in this case, and as such, are making significant progress in their investigation. While significant progress has been made, detectives continue to seek witnesses who have information regarding the event(s) that led up to the incident that occurred on Twigg Street on 02-03-2021 at approximately 8 p.m. or in regard to the actual Shooting/Homicide. Again, all persons submitting tips to Hernando County Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000. If you have information, please do your part to help us keep every community within Hernando County a safer place to live, work, and play.


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