Tampa Police Seek Person Of Interest In Homicide

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Tampa Police are asking for  help in finding  a man who detectives believe knows something about an early morning drive-by shooting that left 22 year old Jontreeal Gainous,  dead.

The person of interest is Anan Motilal.   Detectives believe he was in a car that was involved in a drive-by shooting at about 3:30 a.m. on December 3. 

The incident began as an altercation between two groups of people in the 1200 block of E Fowler Avenue. After the altercation, Gainous and three others walked westbound on E Fowler Avenue toward Nebraska Avenue, while the suspects - with whom they had the verbal altercation - followed in a vehicle. One or more of the suspects opened fire at Gainous and his companions. Gainous received a fatal wound. One of his companions received a non-life threatening injury.

Detectives would like to locate Motilal to see what he knows about the shooting. Motilal is 25 years old, approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall, and weights approximately 180 pounds.

Anyone with any information regarding Motilal's whereabouts, or any information regarding the shooting or the altercation, should call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130.

Photo Credit: Tampa Police Dept.

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