A homicide investigation is underway after a 44-year-old man was shot and killed installing a new roof.
The shooting happened in an upscale neighborhood in Riverview. The shooting appears to be accidental, but investigators are not ruling out the potential for charges and have not ruled the shooting as an accident yet.
According to Major Frank Losat with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, “the person who fired the shot was actually getting out of his truck, slipped on a piece of construction debris. At this point, he was transitioning the gun between the waistband, his pocket, at some point where the gun is fired unintentionally. The person he did shoot was a long time friend of the family.”
Investigators said they found markings on the ground that appeared to show where the man slipped and fired the fatal round.