Murder suspect from Tampa arrested by Columbia County Sheriff's Office

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- A murder suspect from Tampa has been captured in Columbia County.

US Marshals tipped off Columbia County Sheriff's deputies that 24-year-old Eric Jayquan Smith was staying at a motel within their jurisdiction.

Deputies located Smith around midnight and quietly evacuated the neighboring rooms.

When Smith came out to his car Tuesday morning, deputies moved in and arrested him without any trouble.

Smith is accused of shooting a man to death outside of a liquor store in Hillsborough County last week.