Date: October 11, 2004 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, (863) 534-6631 OR (863) 981-2375 Pager

Polk County Sheriff's Office Conducting Homicide Investigation

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are conducting a homicide investigation into the shooting death of a Winter Haven man early this morning (Monday, Oct. 11, 2004) in the parking lot of the El Tenampa bar located on Highway 60 near Lake Wales.

The victim, Ezekiel Rodriguez (alias of Orlando Barbosa), DOB 5/25/72, of 306 Ave. H SE in Winter Haven, was found shot to death in the parking lot of the bar at around 3:30 a.m. this morning. Witnesses reported hearing shots fired and discovered the victim near a vehicle. He was declared deceased at the scene. The investigation is continuing

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