TAMPA, FL — Tampa Police have identified the person suspected of shooting a teen Saturday in front of the Fat Boy Grocery near 1345 E. Osborne Ave., near North 15th Street.
According to police, at 3:10 p.m., Eric Wordlaw walked past the 18-year-old victim as he stood in front of the store and entered the store briefly. He then pulled out a gun, shot the victim and fled on foot with a young boy who was with him.
With the help of surveillance video released to the public, police were able to identify Wordlaw. A warrant has been issued for his arrest on a charge of attempted murder.
The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive.
Anyone who has information regarding Wordlaw’s whereabouts should call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130 or Crime Stoppers at1-800-873-TIPS (8477).