Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco doesn’t have many details about a murder Wednesday that he says was a “targeted execution,” but here’s what investigators have pieced together after interviews with witnesses:
It was right around lunchtime Wednesday afternoon when a car entered the Treviso subdivision in Wiregrass Ranch and drove up to a yellow home on the 28000 block of Marsciano Lane that was still under construction. The two murder suspects, described by witnesses as light-skinned black men with short braided hair, roughly 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-8 inches in height, hopped out of a dark-colored sedan (UPDATE: The vehicle police are looking for is a 2017-2018 black Ford Fusion Hybrid) and walked towards the garage.
Three men were sitting in the garage, taking a break from a tiling project at the house, which they had been working on since 7 a.m. or so. The suspects only seemed interested in one of the construction workers — 46-year-old Heans Gianni Alvarez. Brushing past the two other men sitting there, one of the suspects walked up to Alvarez, tapped him on the leg, pointed the gun right at him and executed him.
“It looks like they were going after Mr. Alvarez,” Sheriff Nocco said. “They bypassed other people. And, there was no sign of a robbery that took place.”
In fact, Alvarez was wearing jewelry when law enforcement arrived.
Nocco says they are still investigating any possible motive, but it does appear the two suspects knew Alvarez.
Nocco is asking for the public’s help. Anyone with any information is urged to call the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488.
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