ATF and Crimestoppers Rewards in Sharon Watkins Homicide


On June 30th, the family of slain grandmother Sharon Watkins tearfully pleas for the public’s help.  If you have any information regarding this unsolved crime, call 1-800-ATF-GUNS or report your tip anonymously to You may be eligible for a reward. Photos: Tampa Police Department, Crimestoppers Tampa Bay

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms Explosives announced a $5,000 reward for tips  leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects who shot and killed Tampa grandmother Sharon Watkins. That’s in addition to the Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay reward of $3,000. Watkins, 58, was sleeping in her bed at 1805 Delaware Ave. North, #153 in Tampa when the suspect or suspects shot into her home as she slept. Watkins died from her injuries before she was found.  Police say the shooting happened between 1:51 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on June 27, 2015.  Law enforcement also believe Watkins was a victim of rival neighborhood gangs.

Tampa Police tweeted 15 of 21 homicides in Tampa are Black on Black crimes.

Tampa Police detectives and law enforcement need the public’s help on this unsolved case.

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