December 21, 2014 6:15 pm -

Tarpon Springs police have identified the killer of 45-year-old Charles Kondek.

The shooter was identified as 23-year-old Marco Antonio Parilla Jr. Police also identified him as a transient.

The shooting happened at 2 a.m. Sunday in Tarpon Springs—approximately 28 miles outside Tampa—after Kondek arrived at the apartment complex where the noise complaint was reported.

When Kondek got to the scene he saw Parilla—former resident at the apartments—confronting someone he had issues with.

Pinellas County Sheriff  Bob Gualtieri said at a press conference that Parilla had a .40 caliber handgun tucked in his waistline. When he saw Kondek he shot at him and stole a white Hyundai sedan from a victim named Evelyn Desiree Santiago.[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Florida Cop Killer Identified

  1. StoneyCurtisll December 21st, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I’m sure the wingnuts will blame Obama for this cop killing just like the last one…

    I dont know the details yet, but I’m willing to bet this cop killer had a long criminal history and should have never been in possession of a firearm.

    • tracey marie December 21st, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      the goptp have already started

  2. greenfloyd December 21st, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    This whole incident appears to revolve around a business, the drug trade. Forced to operate outside the law disputes are often solved by violence, instead of contracts and courts. Apparently Parilla, with several drug convictions to his name, was a local dealer seeking revenge on a snitch. When officer Kondek had the misfortune of showing up on an unrelated matter, Parilla freaked out. He shot Kondek, and then ran over him, before he crashed and was taken into custody. The snitch got away, for the time being.

    In an alternate time-line, one with a regulated drug market, none of this ever happened. Except for the noise complaint, it was resolved without gun play as officer Kondek wrote in his report that he filed at the end of his shift and on his way home to be with his wife and family.

  3. whatthe46 December 22nd, 2014 at 12:15 am

    one track mind. why don’t these young men realize that when you commit a murder, your life is competely over. when you’re sitting in your prison cell, understanding you’re there for the rest of your entire life, do you think of how stupid your decision was? 23 y/o is only about to discover life and independence. now, his life and indepenence is non-existing. at what point does he realize he had a choice? too late now.

    • Dirk Prophet December 22nd, 2014 at 1:01 am

      Young men are brain damaged.

      • whatthe46 December 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 am

        some are. you’re right.

    • William December 22nd, 2014 at 8:07 am

      It’s Florida, and the victim is a cop. It’s likely the “rest of his life” will be on death row.

    • mea_mark December 22nd, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Sometimes the struggle to survive in a world with gross inequalities blinds people. It is unfortunate that we live in a society that allows such gross disparities. Perhaps someday people will realize that we are all better off when we don’t have so many people struggling while some are living in extreme opulence and hoarding excessive amounts of wealth just to to have it.