Armed Robber Shot in Twilight Zone Parking Lot

Alleged armed robber Tyler Ray Howell, 19, of Ocala, FL learned a valuable lesson in the Twilight Zone parking lot late Wednesday night.

If you pull a gun on a someone, you’d better be ready to get shot.


He approached a red vehicle driven by Durrell Anthony Boswell, 23, of Plant City, sheriff’s officials said. Howell aimed a silver handgun at Boswell and an unidentified woman, who was a passenger in the red vehicle.

In an act of self-defense, Boswell pulled his 9mm handgun and shot at Howell, striking him twice, a sheriff’s release states.

Boswell and Howell both left the scene separately, but both returned. Howell was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. When Boswell returned, he cooperated with detectives.

Boswell and his female passenger said they did not know Howell.

Surveillance video captured the incident, but the sheriff’s office does not plan to release it.

Howell is in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital and will be arrested once released.

Boswell has not been charged and the case is still under investigation.

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