The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has charged Richard Patrick Singletary, 49, with Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Deputies have taken a 49-year-old man into custody in connection to his wife’s death.
On Monday, June 22, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls about gunshots at a residence located within the Lakeshore Villa community located on the 15000 block of Lakeshore Villa Street in Tampa.
Upon arrival, deputies found a deceased 60-year-old woman inside the home. Detectives learned a dispute had taken place between the victim and her husband moments before she died.
At this time, the suspect is cooperating with detectives. Several neighbors who reported hearing gunfire are being interviewed.
“Domestic violence is a crime we encounter too often and our heart breaks for the victim and those suffering from this senseless loss,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We urge anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse, whether physical or emotional, to please seek help. Our county has several organizations, like The Spring of Tampa Bay, that save lives everyday by providing guidance and resources to empower domestic violence victims and help them leave dangerous situations.”
Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200.