TAMPA — Authorities say the homeless man accused of gunning down a Tampa police officer was keeping another rifle, ammunition and a book called the “Shooter’s Bible” in a storage unit.
Tampa police released documents Monday showing that 34-year-old Humberto Delgado Jr. kept the .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle with scope and laser sight among other items in a storage unit northwest of Tampa.
Delgado is charged in the Aug. 19 slaying of Cpl. Mike Roberts. Police say the 38-year-old Roberts was shot once after confronting Delgado, who was pushing a loaded shopping cart on the street.
Boat accident injures man under Skyway
ST. PETERSBURG — Authorities say a man who was smashed between a boat and a cluster of pilings under the Sunshine Skyway in Tampa Bay is in critical condition.
The man is an employee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who was working on a piece of equipment atop a cluster of pilings Monday morning. He jumped on top of the pilings, trying to keep his 28-foot boat from smashing into the structure after a tanker created a large wake.
He fell into the water and was pinned between the boat and the pilings until he was rescued.
Police: Man threatened cab driver over $6 fare
TAMPA — The Tampa Police Department says a 22-year-old man who refused to pay a $6 cab fare threatened the driver with a handgun and sparked a standoff with authorities.
According to a news release, Andrew Jason Hickey faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and petit theft. Online jail records indicate Hickey was being held on $2,250 bond.
Police said officers responded to Hickey’s house Sunday night after receiving a call from the cab driver. Hickey shut himself inside the home, told police dispatchers that he was armed and intoxicated, and he threatened the driver and police.
Hickey surrendered about two hours after the incident began.
Firefighters: 10-year-old saved lives during fire
ORLANDO — Firefighters in Orange County say a 10-year-old girl helped saved the lives of her neighbors when a fire broke out in an apartment building.
According to a news release, the 10-year-old alerted her neighbors to the fire at Lancaster Village Apartments on Sunday night Her name wasn’t immediately released. Six families were displaced by the blaze, which is under investigation.
Panhandle man lands 740-pound shark
DESTIN — A Panhandle fishing captain landed a 740-pound Mako shark in a 40-minute battle off the Destin coast.
Kelly Windes reeled in the nearly 10-foot-long shark Sunday night while swordfishing about 65 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. The catch was the largest in two years on the Destin docks, but was about 100 pounds shy of a record-breaking Mako caught in 2007.
— Herald wire services