Two arrests made in relation to Sgt Aparicio robbery | Crime
Tampa, Florida-- Detectives have arrested two suspects in relation to the violent robbery of Sgt Johnny Aparicio that occurred on Sunday, May 13.
According to Tampa PD, detectives received dozens of tips throughout the week with potential suspect names, and the same names were consistent in many of the calls.
Lead Detective Tim DeGusipe sorted through each lead and interviewed the suspects.
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Geroshe Lewis was arrested at Robinson High School this afternoon as school ended for the day.
Steve Hegarty of the Hillsborough County School District says, "Geroshe Lewis is a senior and belonged to no clubs and does not play any sports. He is not in the school yearbook. Based on the charges and the seriousness of the alleged crimes, he will not be returning to Robinson High School."
TPD says the second suspect was arrested at him home without incident this afternoon, and both suspects were transported to District One where they were interviewed and charged.
They will be booked at Orient Road Jail.
A combination of excellent police work and community tips led to these arrests, and the investigation is ongoing as detectives continue to identify the other two suspects.
10 news will continue with updates as they become available.
On May 13, Sgt Johnny Aparicio was walking eastbound on Iowa Avenue, when the suspects approached him. One of the four suspects asked him for a dollar.
As Aparicio replied, three of the suspects began to hit him in the face and upper body, causing him to fall to the ground.
Once on the ground, all four Suspects brutally hit and kicked Sgt Aparicio.
Afterwards, they went through his pockets and took his cell phone and wallet.
Sgt Aparicio eventually got up and was able to knock on a neighbor's door and call police.
He was transported to the hospital shortly after.
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