Update: 8:42 PM
HCSO has reported that the suspects sought in the brutal murder of 7-11 clerk Kenneth Redding have been arrested.
Officials said that Russell Beasley, 24 and a third subject were captured in a vehicle in Sarasota County Florida on Fruitville Road.
During that same time, Lawrence Robert Bongiovanni who is said to be the one that killed Redding was also captured in Charlotte County, Florida walking on foot.
There are no further details of their arrest at this time.
The three suspects are now being booked into the respective counties and held for processing back to Hillsborough County.
“We’re happy to have quickly captured these dangerous individual and wanted to notify the public as quickly as possible that these suspects have been captured” said HCSO spokesperson Larry McKinnon.
Additional information will be provided as quickly as it becomes available.
7-11 Homicide Update:
During a briefing, this afternoon Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee informed the media that detectives are now searching for three suspects in connection with the brutal overnight killing of Bloomingdale Avenue 7-11 clerk Kenneth Redding.
Redding, 55, was stabbed multiple times and died at a local hospital due to his injuries.
Based on video surveillance, Gee identified two of the suspects by name.
The first suspect who is also said to be the one killed Redding was identified as 21-year-old Lawrence Robert Bongiovanni, III.
Also connected to the killing is Russell Beasley, 24.
Gee said that at this point they are not sure if there was even a motive and that the suspects could strike again.
Following the killing, the suspects took some scratch-off lottery tickets they later cashed in , which detectives were able to trace and thus identify the suspects.
Gee said that a statewide alert has been posted as the suspects have been aggressively traveling south stopping at stores along the way.
“This is a public safety concern now as the suspects went in with the intent to attack,” he said.
HCSO detectives are searching for a suspect involved in an overnight stabbing of the clerk working at the 7-11 Store at Providence Road and Bloomingdale Avenue.
The incident has now been classified a homicide.
Kenneth Lee Redding, 55, of Gibsonton who has been a store clerk for 7-11 for the past year and a half has died as a result of his injuries.
According HCSO Colonel Donna Lusczynski just before 1:30 am, Wednesday , Redding, working the 7-11 Store at 11015 Bloomingdale Avenue was found by a customer lying on the floor suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Homicide detectives and crime scene technicians are working through the crime scene and are reviewing surveillance video.
The suspect is described as a white male wearing a royal blue and black hoodie.
Motive of what detectives described as a brutal murder has not yet been clearly established, but said that given the circumstances it is not a random act of violence.
Detectives are asking for the public to take a look at the surveillance photos and contact HCSO at 813-247-8200 or Crimestoppers if they have any information regarding this investigation.
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