Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the early morning hours Sunday, January 30, 2022. The shooting happened around 1:13 a.m. in the area of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and 11th Street NE in unincorporated Winter Haven when individuals driving in a silver Toyota Camry and a dark colored sedan exchanged gun fire. All four individuals in the Toyota were shot. Three are in local hospitals in critical condition (26-year-old black male, 17-year-old Hispanic male, and 20-year-old black male). The front-seat passenger, a 20-year-old black male, is deceased. All are from the Polk County area. After the shooting, the dark colored vehicle was seen at a local hospital where one person was dropped off. That person was shot and is in critical condition
Update to PCSO investigation of Sunday’s fatal Winter Haven shooting
These are pictures of the second vehicle involved in the early Sunday morning (January 30) shooting between two vehicles that occurred at about 1:13 a.m. near Winter Haven on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., near 11th Street NE. It is a four door blue sedan with a sunroof, possibly a Lexus IS 250 sedan between 2006 and 2013.
These photos are from Winter Haven Hospital’s surveillance cameras. A man with gunshot wounds was dropped off from this vehicle at Winter Haven Hospital minutes after the shooting.
Anyone who has any information about this vehicle, its owner, or anyone who was in this vehicle in the Winter Haven area early Sunday morning or late Saturday night are asked to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 or Crime Stoppers.
. If you wish to remain anonymous, or if you would like to receive a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect, you can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:
* Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
* From your cell phone, dial **TIPS
* Or visit the website: www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”
* Or download the free “P3tips” app on your smartphone or tablet.
You will always remain anonymous when you send a tip through Crime Stoppers and you are eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.