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Breaking: Tampa Police Have Arrested USF DB Hassan Childs in Road Rage Incident

Ari Russell



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The story about USF DB Hassan Childs being shot in a road rage incident took a wild twist on Monday. The Tampa Police have arrested Childs for that incident.

As we wrote Sunday, Childs may have indeed been the aggressor in the incident and that the other party, 26 year old Jovanni Jimenez of Tampa, may have been acting in self defense. Jiminez told TPD at the scene that Childs pointed a gun at him not once, but twice, in the late Saturday night incident.

Also, according to the report, Childs was shot three times in the torso and the arm after approaching Jimenez’s vehicle. He has been hospitalized, since Sunday with non life threatening injuries. As of  Monday night, Childs was still hospitalized but is now being guarded, and will be taken into custody, when he’s released.

USF released a statement from head coach Charlie Strong on Sunday, essentially saying that they were glad Childs, who participated in spring practice earlier on Saturday, was ok and they were gathering information.

On Monday the University released another statement saying essentially Childs is banned from football activities, pending the resolution of the charges.

Jimenez has not been charged, as of yet, with his self defense claim. The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s office is still reviewing the entire incident.

Born in the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., Ari Russell watched the rise of the 1980’s Miami Hurricanes and knew that he had to be part of the “U” someday. After graduating from Coral Gables, Ari rose through the ranks of the former XM Satellite Radio and then Sirius/XM as college football executive producer. He later spent 2 seasons as the publisher of the website “Beyond U Sports” focusing on major college football/basketball. Ari brings a great perspective on everything Miami, including the Dolphins to F.F.I.

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