Attempted Murder Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery & Homicide Unit

Taoufik Borji (Victim – Injured)
DOB: 11/17/1978
Address: 14670 64th Street North, Clearwater

Divante M. Henderson (Arrested)
DOB: 09/08/1992
Address: 3037 Cable Drive, Holiday FL
Charges: Second-Degree Attempted Murder

Christopher J. Henderson (Arrested)
DOB: 05/26/1987
Address: 14680 64th Street North, Clearwater
Charges: Principal- Attempted Murder

What:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have arrested two men for attempted murder following a shooting that seriously injured a Clearwater man.

When:
Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at about 7:23 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Detectives arrested the suspects at about 2:35 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017. 

Where:
The shooting occurred outside a residence located at 14660 64th Street North, in unincorporated Clearwater.

The suspects were arrested at the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. 

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have arrested two men for attempted murder following a shooting that seriously injured a Clearwater man.

At about 7:23 a.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, deputies responded to a 911 call for an armed person at 14660 64th Street North, in unincorporated Clearwater.

When deputies arrived, they found the victim 38-year-old Taoufik Borji, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Borji was transported to Bayfront Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

Detectives say their investigation revealed that Borji had an argument earlier the same morning with his cousin, 25-year-old Divante Henderson. The argument was related to a relationship Borji had with Divante’s girlfriend.  

Detectives say Divante and his brother, 30-year-old Christopher Henderson, drove to Borji’s house and confronted Borji outside his home. Divante took out a handgun and shot Borji multiple times in the presence of witnesses.

Divante and Christopher got into a vehicle and fled the scene before deputies arrived.

On Monday, October 9, 2017, Divante and Christopher turned themselves in to detectives at the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. They were arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Divante was charged with one count of second-degree attempted murder. Christopher was charged with one count of principal- attempted murder.

Borji remains in serious condition at Bayfront Medical Center.

The investigation continues.


Divante Henderson booking photo.


Christopher Henderson booking photo.

Posted by Spencer Gross Monday, October 9, 2017 8:43:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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