Suspect Detained in Early-Morning Murder

TAMPA, FL (970 WFLA) - The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says deputies have detained the 22-year-old man who may have killed his mother's boyfriend.

Deputies responded to a call about an altercation at 3811 N. Cortex Circle at around 1:45 Thursday morning. When they arrived, they found 46-year-old Brian Vessell dead from a single gunshot wound. 

Col. Donna Lusczynski of the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office says deputies surrounded the apartment, believing that 22-year-old Tyler Bardin was inside.  He was, and was taken into custody when he tried to run out of that apartment shortly before noon.

The Sheriff's Office says that it has responded to prior domestic incidents.  Bardin has not been charged while detectives interview him about the altercation that led to Vessell's death.

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