A father and son were injured Monday night when they were shot during an apparent home invasion in Plant City, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two men are being sought in the case. Deputies have a warrant for Stefan Jackson, 29, of 2011 Highway 60 East, #B, Plant City. His warrant lists charges of home invasion, kidnapping, aggravated battery with deadly weapon and attempted murder.
The other suspect is described as a male, 18 to 22 years of age, about 5-foot-8, 140 pounds, and clean shaven with black hair and brown eyes, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office received the call at around 9:12 p.m. Deputies say two men showed up at the home of Vincent Shakes, 24, and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Nishell Hargrove, at 1108 Colson Road.
The men fired shots, then restrained Hargrove before forcing Shakes into their car and driving to his parents’ house at 5738 Horton Road, deputies say. Shakes was repeatedly struck with a handgun en route to his parents’ house.
Hargrove, who was bound with duct tape, was able to free herself and escape, the sheriff’s office said.
Once at the Horton Road address, Vincent Shakes ran to the garage, where his father, Leaford Shakes, 49, joined him in trying to hold the garage door shut while the suspects tried to force their way in, according to the sheriff’s office.
Once the door started to open, Jackson was able to get a hand inside and shot Leaford Shakes in the upper body and Vincent Shakes in the foot, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspects, who deputies say knew where Shakes’ parents lived, then entered the home and demanded money, the sheriff’s office said. After receiving money from the victims, the suspects fled.
Both victims were taken to Tampa General Hospital, and Leaford Shakes is in guarded condition, deputies say.
Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 247-8200. Or, to be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report the tip anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text “CSTB plus the tip” to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).