Deputies: Drug deal led to fatal shooting at Tampa apartments - FOX 13 News

Deputies: Drug deal led to fatal shooting at Tampa apartments

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Detectives say a drug deal led to a murder in Tampa this morning.

It happened at the Avesta Apartments off Fletcher Avenue, near the University of South Florida Tampa campus.

Deputies say they responded to a report of gunfire near the apartment complex around 2:50 a.m.

When they arrived, they found the body of Kortney Jerry in the courtyard of the complex, police said. 

The exact address is 2016 131st Avenue East, and it's less than a mile from USF.

SkyFOX flew over the scene around 7:30 a.m., and deputies are still there sorting through the details of the shooting.

FOX 13's Shayla Reaves was at the scene and confirmed detectives believe this happened during a drug deal.  

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