UPDATED March 20th, 2012
Shawn Tyson's gun was a .22LR caliber Smith and Wesson 317 AirLite 8 shot Silver Revolver with black hand grips, see photo above, this is a $500.00 gun at retail, Tysons' pals sold it for $50.00. If you, or anyone you know in Sarasota purchased a gun that looks like the one above in April 2011, you've got two bodies on it and you DO NOT want to keep it. The smart move would be to drop it off at the cop house or contact me, no questions asked, and I will pick it up and turn it over to the cops.
FROM the recently released Court documents of Tuesday June 7th, 2011, telling details are revealed about the Saturday April 16th early morning shooting (2:56 am) of the two British men and about who detectives have targeted with their investigation and why.
The police records, released after the Herald-Tribune filed legal action, state a witness saw two black men chasing James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24 in The Courts of Newtown just before they were killed. Those two black men were then seen running from the area after the shots were fired by a witness. One of the black men wore a red mask or bandanna, the records show.
What the recently released Court documents also reveal is that another witness has come forward on April 27, 2011 and provided details into the activity of Shawn Tyson and his four member gang since the latter part of Feb 2011 in Newtown and the activities of Shawn Tyson and his gang pals on the afternoon of Saturday April 16th, the exact same day the two Brits were murdered.
It appears the Shawn Tyson and his gang had been threatening another black male who had recently moved into the Newtown section since Feb 2011. This black male, who we will call cooperating witness (CW) claims that Shawn Tyson and his gang had been terrorizing the central Newtown community for several months and when he confronted then one day in Feb., Shawn Tyson and his 3 pals all pulled handguns out of their pants and pointed them at him saying "we will kill you fxxx niggers", CW walked away.
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In the early part of March 2011 the CW states that he was walking on North Orange Ave near 24th Street where Shawn Tyson and his gang members were standing, when the CW looked in their direction he could see that Shawn Tyson and his 3 gang members were all pointing handguns in his direction and yelling, "kill your motherfxxxing ass right now", CW walked away.
The CW reported to the Sarasota Police that he and Shawn Tyson and his gang members had a feud because they were all interested in some local girls since the CW moved to the Newtown area. It should be noted that the CW was able to positively identify Shawn Tyson and the 3 black males after viewing photo line-ups that were provided by Sarasota police detectives.
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On the afternoon of April 16th, 2011, the same day Brits James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were murdered in The Courts Newtown, CW was walking northbound on Palmadelia Ave, two of Shawn Tyson's goons were standing in the backyard of a neighboring house, CW heard them say "there goes that pussy nigger right there. Man what do you wanna do, do you want to get this nigger right now?
CW told the pair he was not going to fight them, and then the two goons lifted their shirts and grabbed the handles of pistols that were in the waistbands of their pants and told the CW he was going to "end up like them two dead crackers".
According to the CW Shawn Tyson's goons were referring to Brits James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, that had been murdered just hours before the same day. Detective Todd of the Sarasota police department showed CW a photo line-up that contained one of the "goons", CW was able to immediately identify the "goon" in the line-up, "LIFE IN THE NEWTOWN HOOD".
I Told You On May 5th That There Was A Second Suspect or Shooter in the Murder of British Tourists James Cooper & James Kouzaris. On Saturday April 16th at 9:54 am I started to receive a series of text messages from a Sarasota “Clubber” named Candy who claims there Is a 2nd shooter In the murder of Brit Tourists James Cooper & James Kouzaris in what was to be a robbery for cash to buy “Ice”. Candy claims in her text message "I murdered someone and I am scared".
Brit Tourists James Cooper & James Kouzaris were murdered April 16th, 2011 at about 2:56 am in the Courts Newtown FL. On Saturday afternoon April 16th 2011 at 1:58 pm, I received a second text message from "Candy" whereby she claims, "Call the cops I cannot I want to die really bad". Brit Tourists James Cooper & James Kouzaris were murdered April 16th, 2011 at about 2:56 am in the Courts Newtown FL.
On Saturday afternoon April 16th, 2011, the CW who came forward to the Sarasota police, was being threatened by two of Shawn Tyson's goon gang members, who had pulled out guns and were threatening to shoot him in broad daylight in Newtown.
REAL DEAL OR HOAX..”I know a guy who was involved in killing those British tourists he was bragging a couple of days ago he said he was trying to score “Ice” and helped kill them. On May 2nd at 6:37 pm I received the text message seen above (I photographed the phone on May 5th) from Candy telling me that she knows the second shooter.
On April 27th 2011 at 8:50 am, Sarasota police detectives interviewed the CW and took his statement, REAL DEAL OR HOAX on the text messages that is to be determined, I have provided the Sarasota police department with information on the 38 text messages I received from 'Candy"
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl www.wbipi.com