"Person of Interest" sought in Tarpon Springs murder

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Police are asking for help from the public in locating a "person of interest" in the death Monday of a 25-year-old New Port Richey man.
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David Steele

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Aug 22, 2007
 
If anyone knows anything about this guy, I hope you feel a strong sense of duty to my famiily and to God in reporting his activity and whereabouts to the police. And if you have to shoot him in the leg to stop him from leaving, please do so.
Mike

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Aug 22, 2007
 
I cant believe that happened, I live there and had no idea until just a couple hours ago.
Mike

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Aug 22, 2007
 
Why does it say I'm from Brandon?
David Steele

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Aug 22, 2007
 
It was a very unnecessary crime. The man killed himself and they found him today. Even though this does not answer any of the questions we have, it does offer a little bit of closure for my family.
Doug

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Aug 22, 2007
 

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This low life has been terrorizing the Holiday neighborhood for 10 years, selling drugs and shooting up the neighborhood. There are at least 10 children within a half block of this kids house. His mother and sister are just as bad. I can speak for the whole neighborhood, were glad he's dead, just figures he took the coward's way out, that's how he lived. Now we need to get rid of the rest of these want to be gang bangers. Myself and the rest of the fathers here are taking the neighborhood back.
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Aug 22, 2007
 
I AGREE WITH DOUG. HIS MOM AND SISTER SHOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR HIDING HIM ALL THE TIME. AS FOR THE FRIENDS THAT FOUND HIM, THE POLICE SHOULD INVESTIGATE THEM BECAUSE I HEARD THEY WERE AS BAD AS ROBBIE.
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Clearwater, FL

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Aug 23, 2007
 
To the Steele family, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Your son was a great guy though I didn't know him well, I still knew him and am saddened by his departure. He will be missed. As for the scum bag who killed himself... THANK YOU for doing us all a favor. I only wonder what kind of parent would let this go on without putting a stop to it. Shame on the parents. The cops aren't to blame, the people at home are to blame! I'm glad he's gone and he wont be missed!!!
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Clearwater, FL

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Aug 23, 2007
 
Hope you enjoy the heat you dirt bag, cause it's going to be real hot where you end up!!! GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!
Lisa

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Aug 23, 2007
 
It was Michael Scott 'Steele'
Old Friend

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Aug 23, 2007
 
I still cannot believe everything that has happened. Since I heard early Tues morning I just cant stop thinking about it. I was good friends with him although we kind of lost touch about a year ago. I was just driving by the house not even two weeks ago questioning if he still lived there, and then this..?? What kind of place do we live in now a days? So, our officials are telling us that this person has been running the streets for years doing hanus crimes and he was still out there. Why would he even be out in the streets after he was just arrested for shooting at people... Dont we have a law. 10-20-LIFE? He was not a wimpy guy either, so I am not understanding how just this one punk kid could have done that. Theres no way. There had to been more people there. I just cant comprehend. Theres just no way. I am still in denial that this guy even did that. That guys friends that found him should all be questioned, they had to know something if that dude was hiding in a hotel rooom and it just happened less than 48 hours before. They obviously knew where to find him. Maybe I am just too much of a thinker and should go to school for CSI or something. But What if there was someone else involved? And Mr. Steele I am just curious and if you could email me smh3882@hotmail.com it would be appreciated. Thank you. And RIP Bamma
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Aug 24, 2007
 
rest now Bama, we'll all see you someday! Rest bro, we'll take it from here!
NO PEACE OUT ON THIS ONE

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Aug 29, 2007
 
I THINK ALL THE WANNA B'S IN FLORIDA KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO MICHEAL STEELE. GET READY PUNKS YOU JUST UPGRADED YOURSELF TO FULL BLOWN MURDERS AND EVERYONE KNOWS IF YOU LIVE BY THE SWORD YOU MUST DIE BY THE SWORD.TAKE TIME TO SAY YOUR PRAYERS TONITE!I WILL SEE EACH ONE OF YOU FACE TO FACE.YOU JUST HAVE TO GUESS WHEN,WHERE, AND HOW!I'VE ALREADY SEEN THREE OF YOU THAT I THINK IS INVOLVED.SLEEP TIGHT TONITE!!!!I MAY SEE YOU IN COURT OR LOCAL STORE WHO KNOWS !!!!!
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Aug 31, 2007
 
I agree with the comment above, HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES is where all these punks live, the begining of the neighborhood because they wouldnt be able to afford the nicer homes in the back. So I'm sure all you have to do is drive up and down that street and you will find them. They got 3 of the "gang" members off the street this week, lets keep it going, till theres no more of them there. Better yet, the police should go to all the criminals houses and see if they have a gun or anything, if they have a gun their parents should be arrested for contributing to them. The parents of these kids should be in just as much trouble. especially roberts family. Hiding a murderer who just goes out and points and threatens peoples lives, I hope that one day you can understand the pain of someone murdering your loved ones, him killing himself doesnt count, how can you be sad over someone who KILLED someone else. I know if that were my son, I wouldnt CLAIM him, he would be disowned. PARENTS you are just as guilty if you allow your child to do these things and should be ashamed and I hope you feel guilt that because you werent a responsible parent, you have FAILED. We teach our children from young ages to love and care for everyone, what good is all that if you just turn your head when they are older.
Jay

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Sep 2, 2007
 
R.I.P Robby, you will be missed.

For all the ignorant people who want to say robby is burning in hell, you all will really find out how hell is. And for everyone that wants to bring up the bible, Robby had a disease, and wouldn't be responsible for his actions therefor WILL be waiting for us in heaven. I'm sorry to the steele family for there loss, but for all anyone knows he could be the one in hell right now. R.I.P Robby, we love you, Big J
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Sep 7, 2007
 
Both family's have lost loved ones. It does not matter right or wrong they both lost their children. The system has failed once again. Robbie has been in trouble for years long before the shootings. I lived near him in Holiday and turned him in to police several times. Going back to him only being 15 or 16 years old. His family should not have allowed him to hide from police. If they would have turned him in he may still be alive to pay the price for taking a life. I have to agree with the staments about the mother and the sister. They were high half the time and had no control over this kid. Parent intervention could have helped get this kid back in track.
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This low life has been terrorizing the Holiday neighborhood for 10 years, selling drugs and shooting up the neighborhood. There are at least 10 children within a half block of this kids house. His mother and sister are just as bad. I can speak for the whole neighborhood, were glad he's dead, just figures he took the coward's way out, that's how he lived. Now we need to get rid of the rest of these want to be gang bangers. Myself and the rest of the fathers here are taking the neighborhood back.
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Sep 7, 2007
 
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R.I.P Robby, you will be missed.
For all the ignorant people who want to say robby is burning in hell, you all will really find out how hell is. And for everyone that wants to bring up the bible, Robby had a disease, and wouldn't be responsible for his actions therefor WILL be waiting for us in heaven. I'm sorry to the steele family for there loss, but for all anyone knows he could be the one in hell right now. R.I.P Robby, we love you, Big J
You make me sick with all your stupidity. Who you trying to convience. Well it's not working Big J. Being a drug addict is not a disease.
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Sep 7, 2007
 
Jay wrote:
R.I.P Robby, you will be missed.
For all the ignorant people who want to say robby is burning in hell, you all will really find out how hell is. And for everyone that wants to bring up the bible, Robby had a disease, and wouldn't be responsible for his actions therefor WILL be waiting for us in heaven. I'm sorry to the steele family for there loss, but for all anyone knows he could be the one in hell right now. R.I.P Robby, we love you, Big J
You're right. Right now I'm pretty damn ignorant and mad. One thing is for sure Michael was not a murderer nor was he a violent person. So Big J I hope our paths do not cross any time soon or you could join your friend Robby in hell.
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Sep 7, 2007
 
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<quoted text> You make me sick with all your stupidity. Who you trying to convience. Well it's not working Big J. Being a drug addict is not a disease.
being a drug addict is a disease, but still dont condone or excuse murder,
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Sep 8, 2007
 
I am sad reading this story. The world has become a devils playground, breeding anger, and violence in people. Stealing their hope. Robbing their future. We can cast blame, and try to find reasons why people do what they do. No one knows the heart of a man, and why they act out, or get addicited. Why they choose a life that only destroys other's and themselves.
Understanding that compassion is far from those who have lost their loved one by the hand of violence. Confusion, anger and broken hearts now take center stage by all the players.
Reading the other posts the spirit of anger and violence are continuing. Anger and violence, isn't that why both these young men are not with us now?
I pray both families ask God to help heal their hearts. Good things can come out of bad situations. Only time will reveal what those good things will be. You have an opportunity to bring a change to this world. Change starts when we make the choice to find a better way to react to life's tragedy's. Revenge. Anger. Hatred. These are emotional prisions.
You have already suffered greatly. I know it is possible to suffer and still be free.
Time to let these boys Rest in Peace. It's all in God's hands now. You will all be together again. Life is but a vapor. Eternity is forever.
God Bless you all and Keep you in his Hands, comforting you, and speaking to your hearts, to get you through this very sad time.
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FORMER OUTLAW CHAUT CO wrote:
<quoted text>being a drug addict is a disease, but still dont condone or excuse murder,
No being a drug addict is not a disease it is a choice. He chose to be a drug addict and he also mad the choice along with his friends to take my son's life. My son can not rest in peace until all the people that participated in his murder are held accountable.

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