Man involved in the shooting case at RaceTrac reported to be at ICU

shooting case at RaceTrac

PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA- According to the Pasco Sheriff’s office, investigations are being conducted to examine the cause behind the deputy-involved shooting case at the RaceTrac gas station.

The news states the location of the shooting occurrence to be at the intersection of US-19 and little road in Hudson. The exact location of the shooting was marked as the RaceTrac.

According to Sherriff, Chris Nocco an elderly person who had acted erratically at the parking lot was shot in return fire by the deputy.

According to Nacco, the man started talking to the deputy and said that he wanted to kill somebody and wanted to drive his vehicle into the gas pumps just to kill people.

Further, Nacco said that in an attempt to calm the person the deputy had offered him a cup of coffee and said, “Let’s talk about this. Let’s try to figure out what’s going on in your life and help you out.”

The deputy called in for backup as the situation wasn’t deescalating. Upon convincing and talking to the man for over 40 minutes, he had then driven his vehicle into patrol cars that blocked the gas station exit.

Apparently, the man had started shooting at deputies through the windshield and deputies had no choice but to return fire striking him.

Although no deputies were injured, the man however got hurt and was transferred to a nearby hospital and currently reported to be in the ICU.

A young man arrested with bold Florida tattooed on his forehead

A young man arrested with bold Florida tattooed on his forehead 1



PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA-Pasco Police arrested a young man with a prominent and bold tattoo on his forehead who called numerous times on 911 and requested them to arrange a ride home. After investigation, he said that he did not have the cash to arrange a taxi for himself, stated by Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

22-year-old Matthew Leatham repeatedly called on 911 on early Sunday morning at about 4:30 a.m. and asked them to arrange a ride home for him. When the operator gave him a non-emergency number instead of 911, the man was doomed at the operator.

According to the arrest report, the Deputy of Pasco County met Leatham on U.S 19 in port highway Richey port just before 4:00 a.m., and he said he needs a ride home. The deputy offered him to call a taxi, but he said he did not have the cash to pay.

Leatham then began to walk in the direction of his home and again called 911. The deputy was watching him from a distance and once again asked for a ride. When the deputy saw that there is no emergency, he arrested him.  

Deputy reported that when they searched the Leatham, they also found a drug, marijuana, in his pocket. But Leatham refused to know about it.

The sheriff’s office charged Leatham of misuse of the 911 number and also because he had a drug. 


19-year-old motorcycle driver says he “couldn’t live” with guilt after killing 7-year-old boy in Port Richey

PORT RICHEY, Fla.: A Florida man who fled the scene of a motorcycle crash that killed a young boy surrendered to police.

"couldn’t live" with guilt after killing 7-year-old

According to the records the 7-year-old Marquel Anthony McClendonwas out looking at Christmas lights with his family on Saturday when the motorcycle driven by Shaun Elliott Wyrich hit him.

As per the investigators, the 7-year-old wanted to go for a walk with his family to look at the neighborhood Christmas lights. They were crossing a road about 9:20 p.m. when Wyrich hit the boy while driving his 2019 Kawasaki EX400 motorcycle at a “high rate of speed.”

The reports say the 19-year-old Shaun Elliott Wyrich surrendered to Florida Highway Patrol troopers. He told them his first instinct after the crash was to flee because he knew he wasn’t licensed to legally drive the motorcycle.

“I couldn’t live with myself knowing what I had done,” Wyrich told investigators on Sunday afternoon.

The court records show Wyrich now faces a felony charge of failing to stop/remain at a crash involving death and a misdemeanor charge of operating a motorcycle without a license.


1-year-old Pasco County boy’s missing alert

Missing Child Alert for a 1-year-old Pasco County boy has been issued by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

1-year-old Pasco County boy's

As per the reports, Giovanni Oquendo was last seen in the 3000 block of Parkway Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes. Giovanni is described as about 3-feet tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored shorts, and tennis shoes with “Paw Patrol” characters that light up. Reports say Giovanni maybe with 20-year-old Kaylee Maurer. The two could be traveling in a 2016 black Nissan Versa with the Florida license plate LRFT56. Mauer is a white female, 5-feet 7-inches tall, and weighing 175 pounds. She has blue hair, blue eyes, and multiple tattoos.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 847-5878 or 911.



1 killed in targeted shooting at Pasco County park

A recently released report says a man was targeted in a fatal shooting that took place Saturday in the parking lot of Samuel Pasco Athletic Park. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting took place shortly before 1 p.m. at the 101-acre sports complex at 39835 Chancey Road.

shooting at Pasco County park

Authorities say the shooter fled the scene. As per the witness the suspect is believed to be in a white four-door sedan.

Records show the incident happened around 12:57 p.m. in the parking lot area and the deputies are doing the investigation to find the motive for the shooting as they believed the shooting was not a random act of violence.

The Wiregrass Youth Football team released the below statement:


We understand that there was an incident at Sam Pasco field today, involving a shooting which may or may not have been during a youth football game. We the Wiregrass Lions nor any team a part of the Pasco Athletic League were involved in that event but we send our prayers to any and all families that were involved in that tragic situation.”


Anyone with information is asked to call 911.


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Abused child locked in darkened room set mattress on fire to escape

Daniel Davis, 37, and Kelley Davis, 36, a Spring Hill couple is arrested for child abuse. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco explained the couple as “Pure evil” after seeing the condition of the child. The abused child ended up setting a mattress on fire in an attempt to escape.

 locked in darkened room set

Deputies say the conditions inside the room where that child was held captive were not even fit for an animal.  According to the reports, the couple was caring for six children, ranging in ages from an infant to 10 years old, but one was the target of most of the abuse.

“Solitary confinement is much better treatment than what this child went through,” Nocco said. “As a father, as a human being, I don’t understand how someone could do this.”

“There was another sibling in the house that slipped a book of matches to the victim and the child took the matches to start the fire,” he added. “No matter how many times you look at something, just know the conditions are a million times worse, the smells, the bugs in the room”. “The child talked to a deputy but it would have never led them to believe anything suspicious was going on,” said Sheriff Nocco.


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