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TEMPLE TERRACE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
NEWS RELEASE 
 
11250 North 56th Street 
Temple Terrace, Florida   33617 
813.506-6500 
813.506-6499 FAX 
www.templeterrace.com 
 

 

                                    SHOOTING DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION 

 

 
TEMPLE TERRACE, FL. – (9/4/12) – The Temple Terrace Police Department is 
investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man at Village Oaks apartments early 
Tuesday morning. 
 
The victim was identified as Jobree Platt, home address unconfirmed. He may recently 
have moved from Temple Terrace, police said.  
 
Police said Platt had been visiting a relative at the apartment complex, located at 8575 
Montravail Circle, Temple Terrace, and the two had gone out overnight. 
 
As they returned to the complex at about 4:50 a.m., a man suddenly appeared in the 
outdoor breezeway near the elevator. A verbal confrontation ensued. The unknown 
suspect then pulled a handgun and fired, hitting and killing Platt. 
 
The shooting suspect is described as a black male, about 6-ft. 4-inches tall, wearing all 
black clothing and a ski mask.  
 
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search for the shooting suspect, 
sending a K-9 and helicopter unit. The suspect remains at large. 
 
Anyone who may have information about this crime should contact the Temple Terrace 
Police Department at (813) 989-7110. 
 
"Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to 
the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Anyone with any information regarding 
the identity and whereabouts of the suspects responsible and who wants to be eligible for a cash 
reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS(8477), report anonymously online at 
www.crimestopperstb.com , text "CSTB plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES) or send a mobile tip 
using our new "Tipsubmit Mobile"application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and 
Droids. (Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May 
Apply.)" 
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