TAMPA, FL – A 22-year-old Tampa man has been arrested in the death of Michael Andrew Montalbano, 24, on Oct. 19.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office charged David Omar Mendoza with first-degree murder on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Montalbano was found shot in the upper body at 2:41 p.m. Oct. 19 off North Dale Mabry Highway and West Busch Boulevard in Tampa. Paramedics rendered aid but Montalbano died at the scene (see related story).
Detectives discovered that Montalbano had been shot from a car in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 8505 Lincoln Cove Drive. Their investigation led them to Mendoza. At 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Mendoza at 1o208 Carriage Glen Court in Tampa.
He’s been charged with first-degree murder, felony murder with the discharge of a firearm, robbery with a firearm and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
Mendoza has been arrested previously for carjacking, aggravated battery and domestic battery.
He is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bond.