When was Jayden Makell Harris Arrested?
Jayden Makell Harris 17, was arrested on Thursday, November 3, 2022, by #YourTampaPD on multiple felony charges related to an armed robbery attempt where he shot two dogs, killing one.
On October 28, just before 7 PM, an adult male walking his two dachshunds was approached from behind by a suspect on the 2600 block of W Powhatan Ave. The suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded money. During the course of the robbery, the suspect fired multiple shots, striking both dogs.
In fear for his life and his pets, the victim grabbed both dogs in his arms and ran away. The suspect chased the victim, firing two more shots in his direction.
Upon returning to his home, the victim discovered that one of his dogs (𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵) was badly injured during the shooting. He immediately took his dogs to an emergency veterinarian. The severely injured dog died as a result of the shooting.
Through investigative means, including surveillance video and a composite sketch, Tampa Police detectives were able to identify Jayden Makell Harris as the suspect and identified a black Volkswagen Tiguan SUV he was riding in that was seen circling the block before and after the shooting incident. The victim was shown a photo of Harris and positively identified him as the shooter.
Jayden Makell Harris is believed to be linked to other robberies in Hillsborough County and was arrested by Tampa PD approximately 2.5 hours after the shooting on a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office warrant for aggravated assault and robbery with a firearm. He bonded out of jail on October 30.
On Thursday, November 3, Harris was located at his home in Tampa. He is now facing multiple charges including:
felony aggravated assault
felony robbery with a firearm
felony aggravated battery with great bodily harm
felony aggravated cruelty to animals (2 counts)
minor in possession of a firearm (misdemeanor)
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