CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities apprehended a man Friday who was suspected in several violent home invasions and sexual assaults overnight in the Tampa area that led to a massive manhunt and the partial lockdown of several schools.

Officials said the man who was involved in an overnight crime spree near the University of South Florida is also a suspect in two earlier home invasions and assaults in Tampa. He was identified at a news conference earlier in the day as 24-year-old Charlie Bates.

Shortly before 1 p.m., Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies said in a news release that the suspect was spotted in a vehicle just north of Interstate 4. The suspect had been shot at least once and was taken to a hospital, but his medical condition is unclear. No officers were injured, authorities said.

During the morning news conference, Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee and Tampa Police Chief…

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