Winter Haven, Florida – On 6/27/2018, at 3:56pm, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a apartment on Williamsburg Court, Winter Haven in reference to a shooting. They arrested Gregory Mikell on multiple charges including attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon. Two victims were being treated at a local hospital for gunshot wounds. The suspects girlfriend Mikayla Kirkland was one of the victims and the other was the suspects sister’s boyfriend, Jysiah Peterson. Mikell initially advised the shootings were an accident.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office during an initial call by resident in the apartment complex, that this incident occurred, the resident reported, an argument was heard from the apartment above her. During the argument, the resident heard approximately ten gunshots.
The incident appears to have started as a domestic dispute between multiple people. According to Polk County Sheriff Office reports Gregory Mikell allegedly fired 12 rounds, from a rifle (deadly weapon), at Peterson and two other people as they were fleeing the residence. Deputies determined Mikell’s alleged intentionally and unlawfully, through culpable negligence, inflicted actual personal injury onto Mikayla Kirkland. His actions of firing the firearm at Peterson resulted in Mikayla Kirkland being shot in the leg.
Mikell was placed under arrest and taken to Polk County Jail. He was not eligible for bond at the time of this article.