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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information in an Attempted Homicide investigation.


At approximately 3:10 am, on Saturday, March 10, 2013, a male victim was standing in the driveway of a Plateau Avenue, Lakeland residence.

A vehicle drove past the residence and a passenger in the vehicle fired several rounds from a handgun striking the victim.  The suspect is believed to go by the name Miguel Martinez; however his name is unconfirmed at this time.


The suspect (pictured at left) is described as being 23-24 years of age, 5’-10” tall; weighing approximately 150-165 pounds, with short dark “Mohawk” style haircut. The suspect may have a laceration to his head.  He is considered to be armed and dangerous.   


Anyone with information about this incident, or who can confirm the suspect’s name, is urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1624, or 863.287-2367. 


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 3/11/2013