On Monday, December 9, 2013, PCSO detectives arrested one suspect and obtained a warrant for another for a multitude of felonies involving a shooting that occurred in Lakeland.
According to the affidavit, the shooting occurred after the occupants of the suspect vehicle approached the victim's vehicle on Kathleen Road, near the intersection with 10th Street, and engaged the victims in a verbal argument. The victim attempted to drive away, but the suspects caught up with them. Near the intersection with Sleepy Hill Road, one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and shot at the victims from within their car.
A PCSO deputy sheriff on patrol in the area heard the shots fired and observed the vehicles heading northbound on Kathleen Rd at a high rate of speed. He conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, and three suspects fled from the vehicle on foot. The deputy pursued on foot, and caught Rodney Street. The other two suspects remain at large.
Deputies located a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver in the suspect vehicle with two spent rounds. The gun has been confirmed stolen out of Highlands County. Nobody was injured during this incident.
Two of the suspects were positively identified as:
Marquez Deshawn Green Jr, AKA "Q" or "Quezz," DOB 3/29/1994, of 1612 East Fern Rd #2 in Lakeland;
Rodney Wayne Street, AKA "Buck," DOB 5/30/1996, of 103 Oconee Street in Lakeland;
The third suspect who fled remains unidentified.
Street was locted and placed under arrest. Post-Miranda, he admitted to being in possession of the gun and firing two rounds at the victim's vehicle.
PCSO detectives obtained a warrant for Green's arrest for:
- one count Shooting into Occupied Vehicle;
- one count Grand Theft of Firearm;
- two counts Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon;
- one count Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon;
- four counts Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon
Green was previously arrested on November 29, 2013, for Trespassing - he was released on his own recognizance by a judge on November 30, 2013. Attached is his previous mugshot. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Marquez Green Jr, they are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863.298.6200.