Hillsborough County

Mother of 6, local rapper killed in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Two people are dead after a shooting in Tampa.

Tampa police say the shooting happened on North Tangerine Place near East Yukon Street just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Details are limited at this point, but officers at the scene say one man and one woman were killed.

According to family, the woman killed is Jimmiel Spillman-Ingram, 31.

She is a mother of six children, ages 11, 9, 8, 5, 1 and 2-months-old.

Spillman-Ingram also goes by the name "Nina Ross Da Boss" as a rapper Tampa.

Her mother-in-law, and grandmother to three of Spillman-Ingram's children, said she is devastated.

"It’s been so rough for me and for my grandchildren. My heart is so torn. No child should have to go through that of losing their mother," said Yolanda Baker.

Spillman-Ingram was also a member of the Exciting Faith Alive Church in Tampa. Her pastor, Antonio Hawkins, said his last encounter with her was just a few months ago, when she came to church.

"I’m just grateful my last encounter with her were right here in this church and the last words I heard were, 'pastor I love you and thank you,'" Hawkins said.

Spillman-Ingram's car was found crashed into a nearby home and caused some minor damage.

Investigators are now trying to figure out what happened. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 813-231-6130.


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