Victim identified, man arrested in Tampa strip mall homicide case

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A man is facing charges in connection to a homicide that happened in Tampa on Saturday.

Eric Rivera in mugshot from 2010 arrest. (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies say the suspect, 25-year-old Eric Rivera, got into an altercation with Jose Anthony Quinones, 39,  in the parking lot of the 3 AM Vibes club on Waters Avenue. He died at the scene as a result of injuries he suffered during the altercation.

Rivera left before deputies arrived, but was later taken into custody in the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection of Hanley Road and Jackson Springs Road.

Rivera was charged with one count of first-degree murder with a weapon.

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