Monday, April 13, 2009

Bicyclist Shot And Kiled In Dade City Last Night

Here's some upsetting news from the Tampa Tribune to start your week:

Police are seeking clues after a bicyclist was shot in the back and killed in Dade City late Sunday night.

Officers first got a call about a suspicious vehicle near 21st Street and Main Avenue at 11:09 p.m., Capt. David Duff said. Then they received a second call saying somebody had heard gunshots.

Officers found a vehicle on the side of the road and a man lying on the ground in front of it.

The victim, 37-year-old Charles Andrew Simonds, of 13705 23rd St., Dade City, was apparently riding a bicycle southbound on 21st Street when he was shot several times in the back, Duff said.

Witnesses said they heard shots and saw what appeared to be a sport utility vehicle leaving the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dade City police at (352) 521-1493.

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