Chief Jane Castor has presented a 9-Year-Old with a Heroism Award.
The boy called 911 during a home invasion robbery earlier this week
It happened Wednesday around 8:00 at a home on N. Highland Avenue.
Two suspects knocked on the victim’s front door and inquired about the ice cream truck that was parked in the front yard.
Police said Desmond Pringley, 9, called 911 when two men forced their way into his family’s homeand began to beat up his father.
The suspects, who were armed, tied up the man, which is when Pringley called 911.
He provided descriptions of the suspects and stayed on the phone until police arrived.
When officers arrived, they arrested the first suspect and began searching for the second suspect.
The search had been ongoing, but the second suspect has now been found and arrested
Arrested is Luis Alberto Morales,18, of Dells Acre Road, Thonotosassa; Portugese, was arrested in Fayetteville NC.
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor presented Pringley with a heroism award during a ceremony today.