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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Shooting that occurred in Lakeland.

On 7/30/13 at approximately 11:00 pm, three subjects entered into a residence on Buccaneer Drive in Lakeland demanding money.  During the incident, one of the victims was shot in the chest.  He was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

One of the suspects was described as a black male, tall and “skinny,” and armed with a rifle. 

Another suspect was described as a black male who was shorter and heavier than the first suspect.  There is no information at this time on the third suspect.  A dark in color sedan may have been involved in this incident. 

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Steve Hearth with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-837-9264, 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: 7/31/2013