Tampa Man Accused of Murder in Pinellas Shooting
The dead man used racial slurs and accused him of engaging in prostitution with a female acquaintance, Pinellas deputies said.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A Tampa man has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 3 shooting death of a man in the unincorporated St. Petersburg area, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Eliud Vega, 35, of Tampa, was charged with one count of first degree murder in the death of Aaron Bush, 46. Bush was shot 11 times.
Deputies said they were called to the Trak Motel, 10610 Gandy Blvd., about 9:09 p.m. on Jan. 3 for a dead man who had been shot multiple times. When they arrived, they found Mr. Bush unresponsive and pronounced him deceased.
Deputies said Vega had been visiting a female acquaintance at the Twin City Mobile Home Park, 10636 Gandy Blvd., when he and Mr. Bush began a verbal argument after Mr. Bush accused Vega of engaging in prostitution with the female acquaintance.
According to detectives, Vega stayed for a short period of time at the woman’s home, then left the mobile home park in his vehicle. As Vega drove north to leave the park, deputies said Mr. Bush chased the vehicle, yelling racial slurs and accusing Vega of engaging in prostitution.
When Vega reached the exit of the mobile home park, he made a U-turn in the parking lot of the Trak Motel, where a second verbal argument with Mr. Bush took place. Deputies said Vega shot Mr. Bush 11 times, then fled the scene headed towards Tampa.
Pinellas deputies, with help from the Tampa Police Department, arrested Vega on Tuesday (March 5) at his home in Tampa. He was then taken to the Hillsborough County Jail.
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