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Man shot outside Tampa pool hall dies

TAMPA — The 30-year-old man shot outside a Tampa billiards hall early Sunday died from his injuries, and police are asking for the public's help in their search for the shooter.

According to police, Benge Carlos Bennett, 30, was leaving Fatso's Billiards and Sports Hall, at 1010 E Busch Blvd. with a group of friends at about 2:48 a.m. when someone fired shots.

A police officer patrolling nearby heard the gunshots and drove to the building. The officer saw people fleeing the area and Bennett lying next to a vehicle.

Bennett was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, police say.

Police ask that anyone with information call the department at (813) 231-6130.

Man shot outside Tampa pool hall dies 03/25/13 [Last modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 4:28pm]
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