Woman shot, killed at gas station in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa police are investigating a shooting death that happened at a gas station overnight.

Officers were called to the Tampa Super Shop gas station on East Lake Avenue for a woman who was shot. Police found the victim, 50-year-old Metosha Godwin, and tried to attempt life-saving efforts along with Tampa firefighters, but were not successful.

The suspect, 39-year-old Sol Hoke, was later taken into custody after a stand-off near 20th Street and Fletcher Avenue.

Hoke was charged with premeditated murder and felon in possession of a firearm.  The suspect boasts an extensive criminal rap sheet.  He’s served three stints in state prison for crimes including burglary, drug possession and grand theft.

Police say the victim knew the suspect.

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