Tampa Police Arrest Suspect in DoorDash Driver Kidnapping and R*pe Case

Tampa Police Arrest Suspect in DoorDash Driver Kidnapping and Rape Case

According to a news release, Tampa police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a man suspected in the kidnapping and rape of a DoorDash driver earlier this week.

Joseph Killins, 38, was apprehended at a hotel as leads in a robbery investigation that started the day after the April 18 attack deepened, according to police.

At gunpoint that evening, shortly after 11 p.m., Killins allegedly forced the DoorDash driver, a woman in her 20s, back into her car. The victim’s family located the location using her cell phone and saved her, but not before being fired many times by Killins, according to the statement.

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The suspect forced the woman to drive them both back to an apartment complex where he sexually assaulted her. Police said that one of the shots struck the victim’s girlfriend’s family.

Police reported that Killins threw a woman in her early 40s to the ground and robbed her the next day at the same apartment complex. Detectives investigating both instances worked together to identify Killins, who is claimed to have provided information about the kidnapping and rape when questioned.

In relation to the event on April 19, Killins is accused of armed kidnapping, robbery with a firearm, armed sexual battery, and aggravated battery with a weapon. When we last checked, he was being held at the Orient Road Jail.

“This criminal is now off the streets thanks to the tireless efforts of every Tampa Police Department employee and the assistance provided by members of our community,” Interim Chief Lee Bercaw said in a statement. “My thoughts remain with the victims. I hope this arrest brings them a sense of comfort knowing that he will now face justice for the crimes he chose to commit.”

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