Information Sought: HOMICIDE
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Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are seeking information about the possible whereabouts of a suspect believed to be involved in the murder of a Winter Haven man who was fatally shot in the parking lot of the El Tenampa Bar in the Lake Wales area earlier this month.

Pedro Tranquilino-Penaloza, also known as Pablo, (left photo)  DOB 9/29/77, is a suspect in the shooting death of Ezekiel Rodriguez, (alias of Orlando Barbosa), DOB 5/25/72, of 306 Ave. H SE in Winter Haven. Rodriguez was found shot to death in the parking lot of the El Tenampa Bar around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2004. Detectives believe the suspect and the victim had been involved in an altercation at the bar prior to the shooting.

Detectives believe the suspect may possibly have fled to Mexico, and are seeking any information about his current location. The suspect is known to drive a lime green Ford Explorer and/or a black Yukon. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. To speak to a detective reference the case, call Det. Tracy Smith at 534-6379. 

 A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at
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February 1, 2001