Suspect wanted in Hillsborough club shooting

Steve Edmounds Evans. Image courtesy HCSO.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Hillsborough deputies are looking for a man suspected in the lounge fatal shooting in Brandon.

Detectives say 24-year-old David Allen Smith was shot just around 1:10 a.m. at the Taiga Lounge located at 10315 Causeway Blvd in Brandon. Colonel Donna Lusczynski says Smith was shot at least once following a physical altercation with the suspect at the bar. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died.

READ MORE: One dead in Hillsborough bar shooting

The suspect was identified as Steve Edmounds Evans, 32, of Brandon. He is wanted on charges of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault With a Firearm. He is considered armed and dangerous.

He is about 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 200 pounds, with short black hair and short (stubble) facial hair. Possibly driving a black Chevy Tahoe or a green Buick Park Avenue.

If you have any information about the suspect, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813)247-8200. Or if you have any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward, please to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application.


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