TAMPA, Fla. — According to the Tampa Police, a 21-year-old individual was arrested by law enforcement in Fort Lauderdale. The arrest was made in connection with an incident where the accused allegedly struck a man with his Jeep. The victim later passed away at the hospital, leading to the charge of homicide.
The Tampa Police Department received a call from Jordan Aronson on the morning of Tuesday, June 13. Aronson reported that he had hit a man in the South Tampa area of Harbor View and MacDill avenues.
Aronson claimed that the man, who was described as being in his late 50s, had attempted to attack him, resulting in his need for medical attention.
Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the call, locating the injured man and transporting him to a nearby hospital. The victim received treatment for skull and brain injuries and was placed on a ventilator.
Surveillance footage supported Aronson’s account to the police, but there were discrepancies. The video showed Aronson reversing his Jeep onto the road at the same time the man picked up a binder, ran towards the SUV, and threw it at the vehicle.
Aronson then drove forward into a driveway, quickly colliding with the man. According to the police, as the victim began falling towards the driver’s side of the vehicle, Aronson turned the car in that direction, seemingly following the victim’s descent. The Jeep came to a stop after appearing to hit a tree, with the man on the ground near the tree and the tire of the SUV.
Unfortunately, the man passed away on Wednesday, June 21, while still at the hospital. This development prompted investigators to reclassify the case as a homicide.