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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in an Attempted Murder investigation. 

Sometime before 9:40 am, on Monday, August 12, 2013, 21-year-old Tommy Tyler DOB 10/08/91 of Lake Hamilton, and 21-year-old Alvin D. Clayton, Jr., DOB 01/24/1992, 1105 Rose Street, Lake Hamilton, had a verbal altercation which led to Tyler being shot. 

The shooting occurred in the area of Rose and Pearl Street, Lake Hamilton.  Tyler was shot multiple times.  A passerby located Tyler and transported him to an EMS station located on Ledwith Avenue in Haines City. 

Ultimately, Tyler was transported to an area hospital where he is currently listed in critical but stable condition. 

Detectives have an Attempted Murder warrant for Clayton who is believed to have fled the area. 

Anyone with information in Clayton’s whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Sam Bunch at 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: 8/12/2013