TAMPA, Florida. – Tampa police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a January shooting death outside the Riviera apartments.
Xavier K. Felton is facing first-degree murder charges after police say he killed a grown man as the two exchanged gunfire from their cars.
On January 3, police said they found the body of an adult male lying next to a silver Nissan Altima at around 2:20 p.m.
A witness told police moments before the shooting that they saw a red vehicle driving behind the victim’s car. As the two approached the exit of the apartment complex, the red vehicle pulled up next to the victim’s car and fired shots from the passenger side.
Detectives identified the vehicle and found surveillance video showing the vehicle in the area before the shooting.
Police say a camera captured video through the windshield of the red vehicle that showed the front passenger, later identified as Felton.
In addition to first degree murder, Felton was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and shooting into an occupied vehicle.