Deputies Charge Hudson Man with Fatal Shooting
The shooting at the Ridgestone apartment complex in Hudson was the result of a drug deal gone bad, according to Pasco sheriff’s deputies.
HUDSON – Deputies have arrested a man in connection with the shooting death Wednesday (Aug. 15) at the Ridgestone apartment complex, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Jamarques Codling of Dade City, died of injuries suffered during the shooting. Ariel Felder of Zephyrhills was shot in the back of the head is in critical condition.
Anthony Blount, 21, of Hudson, was arrested and charged with one count each of second degree murder and attempted murder. Part of the incident was captured by security video at the apartment complex.
According to detectives, Felder drove a white Nissan Altima into the parking lot and stopped next to a red Durango that Blount was driving.
Two men, one of whom was identified as Mr. Codling, got out of the Nissan and into the Durango.
About a minute later, the men ran from the Durango and got back into the Nissan. The Nissan tried to back out of the parking space. Blount, who had a handgun, got out of the driver`s side of the Durango and began chasing after the men. Deputies said Blount fired at least 13 rounds into the Nissan, striking Felder in the back of the head. The Nissan pulled forward and hit the building in front of it.
Mr. Codling then got out of the Nissan and ran toward the Durango while firing rounds from a handgun in the direction of Blount, who then fled the scene in the Durango. At some point during the altercation, Mr. Codling suffered a gunshot wound and was later pronounced deceased. Blount also suffered two gunshot wounds during the altercation.
A large bag of marijuana was found in the parking lot, deputies said.
Photo shows Nissan after it crashed into a building at the Ridgestone Apts. Courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Pasco Sheriff | Jamarques Codling | Crime | Murder | Arrests | Tampabay News | Local News
#PascoSheriff #JamarquesCodling #Crime #Murder #Arrests #TampabayNews #LocalNews