Police are investigating an overnight homicide in Tampa. 

  • Man's body found in liquor store parking lot early Thursday
  • Body found at North 23rd Street and East Lake Avenue in Tampa
  • Homicide investigation ongoing

According to police, officers responded to the area of North 23rd Street and East Lake Avenue just after midnight. A man's body was found in the parking lot of the Lake Avenue liquor store.

Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Curtis Eugene Thomas who lived on 21st Street.

Tampa police release mug shot of homicide victim, Curtis Thomas.

Police have not released a cause of death, only saying Thomas suffered severe upper body trauma. Officers have not said if there are any witnesses or leads in the case. 

The early-morning investigation shut down two blocks around Lake Avenue and 22nd Street as part of the investigation. 

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay has offered a $3,000 reward for any information in the case that leads to an arrest.