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Polk County Sheriff's Detectives are seeking information about an Attempted Murder investigation.

At approximately, 12:30 am, on Sunday, March 31, 2013, two black males knocked on the door at a Cherry Wood Circle residence in Lakeland, while a third suspect was out of view.

The victim responded to the door, opened it and one of the suspects asked for the victim by name, a second suspect said the victim’s name out loud.  Without provocation or warning, the victim was then shot multiple times.  He was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.

All three suspects appeared to be young, all wore light colored hooded jackets, two wore dark colored pants and one wore light colored pants. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1600, or 863.298.6200.


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: 4/22/2013