PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - Hillsborough County authorities are asking Plant City residents to stay in their homes while they search for an armed murder suspect who they say killed a bystander with an assault rifle while being pursued.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Francisco Rangel
shot and killed one man and injured another at a Plant City home
Thursday afternoon.

On Friday morning, deputies found the 25-year-old man at an area

He drove away in a white sport utility vehicle and detectives
followed him.

At one point Rangel slammed on his breaks, exited his vehicle and began firing an AK-47.

The sheriff's office says a bystander was shot and killed during the confrontation.

Detectives returned gunfire, but none were injured.

Rangel fled on foot.

A dozen area schools are currently on lockdown as a result.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 35611409 -
Gray Television, Inc.