Florida man arrested after homeless family of 5 shot at while sleeping in car, pregnant mom struck in head


A Florida man has been arrested after investigators stated he opened fireplace on a homeless household of 5 who have been sleeping of their automobile at a park in Tampa final week.

Christopher Stamat Jr., 21, is going through six felony costs following the capturing that unfolded round 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on the 2200 block of N Oregon Avenue in a parking zone throughout from the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Advanced, the Tampa Police Division stated Saturday.

“Our group as an entire can sleep simpler tonight figuring out the suspect linked to this monstrous, random act of violence is not free to prey on harmless folks,” Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor stated in a written assertion, thanking detectives for the swift identification of the suspect. 

Stamat allegedly fired at a automobile as a father in his 30s and a pregnant mom in her 20s have been sleeping inside with their three youngsters, ages 9, 4 and three. The mom was struck within the head however suffered non-life-threatening accidents and was recovering at a hospital. The daddy and kids have been unhurt.


Christopher Stamat Jr., faces six felony costs together with 4 counts of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, one rely of second diploma tried homicide and one rely of capturing right into a automobile.
(Tampa Police Division)

Detectives recognized Stamat after investigating a black 2-door 300 collection 2012 BMW that was seen on a number of surveillance movies close to the world on the time of the capturing. Police discovered the automobile within the storage of a house in Tampa on Thursday and discovered Stamat was the proprietor.

Stamat informed police that he was the one one who had pushed the automobile round N Oregon Avenue on the morning of the capturing. 

Bullet holes seen in a rental car at a park in Tampa, Florida. 

Bullet holes seen in a rental automobile at a park in Tampa, Florida. 
(Tampa Police Division)

Detectives stated they searched Stamat’s automobile and located an empty gun field for a 9mm handgun. Spent shell casings matching the casings discovered on the crime scene have been found inside his condo.

Investigators have but to study of a motive for the capturing.

Police say the family of five was sleeping in their car when bullets were fired at them. 

Police say the household of 5 was sleeping of their automobile when bullets have been fired at them. 
(Tampa Police Division)

Police stated Stamat has not stated why he opened fireplace however claimed that he felt folks have been “stalking and following him” in automobiles, on bikes and strolling.


Stamat is going through 4 counts of aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, one rely of second-degree tried homicide and one rely of capturing right into a automobile.

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