4 in custody after drive-by capturing at Tampa grownup leisure membership, I-275 crash, police say


Tampa Police say they are investigating a shootout at an adult entertainment club that eventually resulted in an interstate crash early in the morning on Tuesday.

The chain of events began after police received a report of a malfunction in the Truth Lounge at 4202 West Cayuga Street.

While the store was closing, police said inmates in “several vehicles fired guns from their cars” and then fled.

Then officers noticed a white Mercedes, a white Dodge Charger, and a silver Lexus spinning south on Interstate 275, but did not track the vehicles.

At 2:32 a.m., Mercedes and Charger crashed on Interstate 4, police said. The drivers were taken into custody. Officers said guns were found in both vehicles.

Police said the Lexus had continued east on I-4 and was being followed by a police helicopter. Officers said Plant City has opened a traffic obstruction and the driver and passenger have been taken into custody.

No injuries were reported as a result of the shooting. Those involved in the crash had minor injuries.

The police did not disclose the identity of the suspects.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-8477.