Tampa man arrested following shooting at apartment complex
Royal, 20, is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail. He is facing several charges according to Tampa Police.
TAMPA (FOX 13) -
Tampa Police arrested a 20-year-old man Saturday night following a shooting at an apartment complex.
Mikeil T. Royal is facing a variety of charges including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail where he is being held without bond.
According to a TPD report officers were holding a roll call at the Tampa Park Apartments when they heard gunfire. Approximately 10 officers responded to a location near the intersection of Estelle Ave. and North Scott St.
Witnesses provided a detailed description of two vehicles involved in the incident. One of them was spotted at the intersection of North 13th St. and East 9th Ave. An officer attempted to stop the occupant just as he exited the vehicle.
The man, later identified as Royal, fled into a nearby parking garage and TPD set up a perimeter around the structure.
The suspect was eventually found hiding in the garage and arrested. Royal is no stranger to law enforcement. He's been arrested four times since 2010 on a variety of charges including cocaine possession, domestic battery and aggravated battery.
Investigators say the suspect got into a verbal argument with his mother, became frustrated, pulled one a handgun and fired several shots into the air.
Additional charges against Royal may be filed as the investigation continues.
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