I usually hit the local news site when i get off shift in the AM. Lately, its seems like there has been a lot more violence in the area. The first story sounds like the classic drug dealers house getting broken into.

Tow dead in separate home invasions overnight

Two dead in separate overnight home invasions

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- One man was killed and a suspect was hospitalized after a home invasion and shooting in southeastern Hillsborough County.According to the Sheriff's Office, the home invasion happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday at The Estates apartment complex on Palermo Circle. Officials said two men knocked on an apartment door and rushed in when the door was opened. Shots were fired inside the apartment and 20-year-old Mike Daniels, who lived at the residence, was killed.

One of the suspects, 20-year-old Michael Crossno of Wooster, Ohio, also was shot. Crossno was taken to Tampa General Hospital and remains there in critical condition.The other suspect fled the scene and is being sought.Deputies at the scene said they are familiar with the area and were just there on another call earlier in the week.
Another deadly home invasion

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- Another home invasion turned deadly overnight as a homeowner in Tampa was killed.According to the Tampa Police Department, 52-year-old John T. Pope was killed early Tuesday when someone broke into his home on East Harper Street.Authorities said an unidentified suspect wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun kicked in the rear door of the home at 4:30 a.m. Friday.Pope confronted the intruder and a struggle ensued.The suspect shot the victim and then fled. Pope died at the scene.The Tampa Police Dept Homicide Squad is investigating the incident.


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And to top it all off, we have the following:

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