In a follow-up to a report earlier this week, Hillsborough County deputies arrested 30-year-old Jermaine Bass for shooting two of his children, killing one.
Bass is charged with Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm Discharge Multiple Wounds Causing Death, Attempted Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm Discharge, and Aggravated Child Abuse Firearm Causing Critical Injuries.
“This is a horrific experience no parent should have to go through,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “This is an experience no law enforcement or first responder should ever have to witness. We as a sheriff’s office are struggling today. I hope that this individual feels the full weight of the criminal justice system and never sees the light of day where he can ever be in a position to harm another human being.”
This investigation is active and ongoing.