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Homicide Investigation in Dover

For Immediate Release : Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
Release Number: 24-46


Saturday February 24, 2024 5:15 AM


The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing that left a man deceased.

On February 23, 2024, at 11:52 p.m., HCSO received a 911 call reporting that a man had been fatally stabbed at a residential area on Mott Road in Dover.

When deputies arrived, they found a 31-year-old male who had sustained upper-body trauma and was pronounced deceased.

Through investigative means, our detectives learned that the stabbing occurred after two adult males had gotten into an altercation that escalated into violence.

"Our detectives are diligently gathering every piece of evidence and interviewing any witnesses to see what led to this tragic incident," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "No matter the disagreement, violence is never the answer. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will ensure that the individual responsible for this senseless death is held accountable."

Deputies are asking anyone with any information on what occurred at this scene to call HCSO at 813-247-8200.

This is an ongoing investigation. Any updates will come from the Public Affairs Office.