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Tampa Cops: Teen Tried to Kill Police Officers

Jeffrey Roldan-Rosa | Tampa Police | Arrests

The teen shot at two officers, then hid in a garbage can, according to the Tampa Police Department.

TAMPA – Police here arrested a teen and charged him with trying to murder two police officers by firing a gun at them.

Jeffrey Roldan-Rosa, 17, of 3713 E Genesee St. in Tampa, is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, auto burglary, and loitering/prowling, the Tampa Police Department said.

The incident happened about 11:41 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 10) at N 20th Street and E 28th Avenue. Tampa police Officers Neal Pelletier and David Miller, both seven-year department veterans, answered a call of a burglary in progress. As they arrived, they said they saw three men around a vehicle. They requested backup as the men walked south on 19th Street.

Pelletier and Miller, who were wearing badges and vests with “POLICE” on the front, identified themselves as officers and told the three to stop. Two men ran away. The third, Roldan-Rosa, stopped, turned toward the officers and from feet away, fired a gun at them. Officers said Roldan-Rosa then ran away.

Patrol, air service and canine officers were able to track and arrest Roldan-Rosa, who was found hiding in a garbage can in the 1800 block of E 21st Avenue, police said.

Police said they are trying to find out the identities of the other two men.

For information about the Tampa Police Department, go to tampagov.net.

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