Tampa police investigating homicide, man shot during altercation

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa police officers are investigating a homicide Monday afternoon.

The homicide occurred in the 3400 block of North Phillips Street.

The victim was identified as Julius Carter, 32.

Tampa police said Carter and an unidentified man got into an altercation. As a result of the altercation, Carter was shot multiple times and fled to a backyard of a nearby residence, where he died.

A resident told News Channel 8 the shooting was over a personal vendetta between the two men.

“There was gonna be a fight and this guy didn’t want to fight him,” the resident said. “It was someone, young boy, and by him not wanting to fight him, he just shot him and killed him.”

Tampa police said they know who they are looking for, but the suspect has not been apprehended.

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