The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has taken someone into custody in connection with a deadly shooting last week near Tampa, in Brandon.
On Friday, November 10, 2023, at 4:20 pm, a report was received by the HCSO Communications Center about a man being shot near the Advanced Auto Parts located off Highview Road and East Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Brandon, Florida.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found 24-year-old Gregory Hornsby and an adult man who was pronounced dead at the location.
Following a thorough investigation, detectives concluded that there was a confrontation between Hornsby and the victim that resulted in the shooting. Hornsby was arrested and taken to Orient Road Jail for processing.
Hornsby currently faces the following charges:
1. First-Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm
2. Aggravated Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony with a Weapon.
“Murder is a heinous crime that should never be tolerated, and we must collectively condemn these actions,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “In the face of this darkness, I commend the dedication and efforts of our deputies who pursued justice in this investigation. Their commitment to upholding the law and ensuring the safety of our citizens is a testament to the strength of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.”