Hit-and-run driver plows into New Tampa family on bike ride

Henrietta Strickland
June 26, 2018

Morse later admitted to purposefully crashing into the family, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by WTVT. "It was very clear that he ran these people down". "We've tried everything, this should have never happened, and now our child is also affected and he's hurt someone else's family", said Khadeeja Morse, crying. He remains in jail on charges of premeditated murder, leaving the scene of a crash with death, leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and two counts of attempted murder.

The 30-year-old is an American track and field athlete who repeatedly qualified for the United States Olympic Trials, according to the Associated Press.

Two weeks ago, they said, their son walked into a Tampa Police station and told them he wasn't doing well and asked to be involuntarily committed.

Morse didnt know the Agurreberrys, police said, but he spun the Dodge around, crossed a lane of traffic, tore across the grass and intentionally crashed into the tiny convoy. That night authorities took their son into custody.

His parents said that while in the facility, he had an altercation with another person and the facility subsequently released him June 19. "We don't know why".

A review of Morse's Instagram account revealed recent references to the devil.

"Yeah devil, this is all your fault, all your fault because you descended to Earth", he purportedly said in a video posted Sunday morning.

A man was arrested just hours after a deadly hit-and-run crash in New Tampa that killed a father on a bike-riding outing with his family, a worker at the Orient Road Jail in Hillsborough County told WFLA. "You said you don't care about anybody down here".

TPD located the Avenger in the Pebble Creek area of New Tampa early Sunday evening.

Tampa Police are now investigating a hit and run that took place on New Tampa Blvd. near Wood Sage Dr.in West Meadows, and are asking for the public's help in locating the suspected vehicle, a red- or maroon-colored Dodge Caliber with front-end damage and a broken windshield.

The vehicle had plastic taped over part of the windshield in an attempt to hide the damage from the crash, Dugan said. Morse was found two blocks away, at his parents' home; at the time of his arrest, Morse's mother had been preparing dinner for her family.

As an athlete, Mikese specialized in the long jump and attended University of South Florida in Tampa, where he won the Big East Championship for leaping 25 feet, seven-and-a-half inches (7.81 meters). He also attended the University of Miami. He was a three-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier and two-time finalist in 2008 and 2016. "I'm sure somebody saw them". Morse accelerated, a witness said, and barreled his four-door Dodge into Aguerreberry and his boys.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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