Aaron Hope Wanted For Attempted Homicide


Date: April 25, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM

Bronson, Florida-The Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting that occurred behind the Bronson Post Office. Deputies arrived on the scene within three minutes of the call and found the victim, Cosmo James laying on the ground and bleeding from a gunshot wound.

At the scene there were three eyewitnesses to the shooting and they stated that “Doughboy” shot the victim and then attempted to shoot them by firing multiple times. The suspect left the scene in a 1988 Toyota Tan in color 4-door sedan Florida Tag M09-2DK and was seen traveling south on ALT 27 from Bronson.

Investigator Mark Morgan has positively identified the suspect as being Aaron Sysvester Hope also known as Doughboy. The suspect may possible still be driving the above 1988 Toyota and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The victim was transported to an undisclosed hospital by helicopter and he is listed in very critical condition. The suspect is wanted for attempted homicide and three counts of aggravated assault.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hope is asked to call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office at 352-486-5111 or you can remain anonymous by call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. A reward is being offered for the suspect’s arrest.

Wanted Suspect:

Aaron Sysvester Hope
660 Boundary Street
Bronson, Florida
Black Male

6’00”, 180-210 lbs, stocky build
Vehicle: Suspect may be possible driving a 1988 Toyota 4-door, Tan in color, Florida Tag M09-2DK