Riverview Man Charged with Murder
He admitted that the shooting was the result of a drug deal that turned violent, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Riverview man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a teen stemming from a drug deal that turned violent, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Samuel Morrissey Jr., 20, of Riverview, was charged with one count of second degree murder with a firearm in connection with the April 15 death of Grover Wills, 18, of Valrico.
Deputies said Morrissey met with Mr. Wills about 7:50 p.m. at the Mobil Gas Station at 612 West Lumsden Road in Brandon to sell him marijuana. They arranged to meet using the messenger within a social media platform.
Mr. Wills tried to pay for the marijuana using counterfeit money wrapped in legitimate U.S. currency. When Morrissey realized, he tried to take the drugs back from Mr. Wills. A struggle started and, deputies said, Morrissey shot Mr. Wills one time using a .38 caliber revolver.
Mr. Wills ran back to his car and an associate drove him to a local hospital where he later died.
During the investigation, deputies said, Morrissey admitted he was meeting the victim for a “transaction” in the parking lot of the gas station and admitted he shot Mr. Wills.
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