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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 10/11/2013 

 PCSO Conducting Homicide Investigation 


Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.  Preliminary information is as follows:


Around 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 21-year-old Davonte Lewis of 5715 Cherry Tree Drive in Lakeland was fatally shot by unknown suspect(s) while he was at a residence located at 5634 Cherry Wood Circle in Lakeland.


Dr. Nelson conducted an autopsy today (October 11, 2013) and ruled the cause of death gunshot wound, and the manner of death a homicide.


If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective Jason McPherson at 863.298.6379.


ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!  iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.



At the time of his death, Lewis was on Felony Probation from another county. Click here to see his FL Dept. of Corrections history: