By Tamas Mondovics
Boyfriend Shot After Pulling Gun On Patrol Deputies
Firearm related incidents kept Hillsborough County Sheriff’s on their toes last month, including a domestic violence call that ended in a shootout involving a pair of HCSO District 4 patrol officers and ended in the arrest of the gun-swinging boyfriend who found himself charged with Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer.
On Sunday, June 26 at approximately 1:17 a.m. HCSO received a call from Kisra Kariema Wong, 24, who told dispatch that she was involved in a physical altercation with her boyfriend, Jamil Alejandro Valladares, 27, of Riverview. Wong advised that he was likely in possession of a handgun.
Information extracted from the Criminal Arrest Affidavit released on Media Alert by the Sheriff’s Office noted that HCSO Deputies Austin O’Neill, 26, and Joshua Berrios, 29, arrived and began interviewing Wong within her Riverview apartment. Exiting the apartment, deputies saw Valladares in front of his vehicle, a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4 door, which had just returned to this location. Deputies approached Valladares, who began backing up and became verbally aggressive. Quickly placing his right hand into his shorts pocket, Valladares reportedly pulled out a handgun and raised it up.
Fearing for their lives, O’Neil and Berrios immediately drew their HCSO issued handguns and began firing at Valladares, who was struck numerous times.
According to HCSO, the firearm was a Smith & Wesson, SW40VE .40 caliber gun used by Valladares, which was recovered next to him. Two spent .40 caliber shell casings were also located near the handgun.
Valladares was booked at the hospital and is to be transferred to the Hillsborough County Jail as soon as he is medically cleared, with additional charges pending. Deputies O’Neil and Berrios were placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Detectives Make Arrest During Firearm Investigation
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported the results of a recent investigation, which ended with the arrest of Jose Calderon Rebolla, 33, as well as the recovery of a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.
HCSO detectives conducted a buy/bust with Rebolla in May for the weapon at the Walmart located at 9205 Gibsonton Dr. During the exchange Rebolla, a certified Sur 13 gang member, was arrested and charged with Alien in Possession of a Firearm, HCSO said, adding that Rebolla is not a legal citizen of the United States and that detectives worked with the U.S. Border Patrol on the investigation. Visit www.hcso.tampa.fl.us.