Source: BPS News Release
At 12:55 a.m. today, passersby located a male waving down vehicles in the area of 18th Street and Rosser Avenue, and asking for help as he had been shot. The adult male from Brandon was confirmed on police arrival to be suffering from a wound to his leg caused by a firearm. Officers applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg to prevent blood loss and turned him over to the care of BFES upon their arrival, who then transported the victim to hospital. Police searched the immediate area but were unable to locate a firearm or any evidence that the male had been shot near that intersection. He was transported to BRHC by BFES to receive medical care for his non-life threatening injuries. This matter remains under active investigation and no further details will be released at this time. It is believed that there is no danger to the public given the victim’s prior involvement with police and deep entrenchment with the criminal subculture. The victim was uncooperative with police and refused to provide any information to investigators.