Good news from Tampa this afternoon!
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported that Charlie Christopher Bates, the suspect in the University of South Florida area attacks this morning, died at 1:21PM Eastern time after a high-speed police chase and shootout. According to deputies, Bates was shot at least once, but no law enforcement officials were injured.
Bates was identified as a suspect in the USF attacks through forensic evidence. The attacks appeared random, yet connected.
Click here for additional details from the Tampa Tribune.
Thank you law enforcement; many people will sleep better tonight!