Arrest made in USF student shooting

An arrest was made early Monday morning inconnection to theshooting of a USF student atan off-campus apartment complex Saturday evening.

Jonathan Murphy, 22, of Punta Gorda, was booked by the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office (HCSO) and charged withfelony attempted murderand armed robbery inrelation to an incident in which Devyn Hardy, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in engineering, was shot once in the face, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Murphy was arrested on 20th Street, northwest of campus.

According to the Tribune, two men met Hardy at 40Fifty Lofts on 42nd Street Saturday and followed him into his apartment before shooting him with ahandgun and fleeing onfoot. It is believed that a bad drug deal led to the shooting, according to the Tribune.

Hardy was transported to Tampa General Hospital and is recovering in stablecondition.

According to the Tribune, a second suspect is still on the loose.

– Staff Report