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Haines City Homicide Suspect Captured

HAINES CITY- Through a collaborative effort with Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Haines City Police arrested 22-year-old Kristavion Jacoi Harris, the man involved in a fatal shooting on Sunday. Harris was taken into custody at the Polk County Sheriff’s Central District Office in Winter Haven.

On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., police responded to a disturbancein the 1000th block of Avenue N.  According to eyewitness reports, there was a social gathering at a residence in the area. While a group of men were playing chess, Harris, whose alias is “Pooh Bear,” walked up to the residence and began arguing with 24-year-old Naquan Elijah Swift. During the argument, Harris pulled out a firearm and began shooting. Swift was shot multiple times and a 46-year-old bystander was also injured.

Both victims were treated at a local hospital.  Despite life-saving efforts on scene as well as at the hospital, Swift succumbed to his injuries. The second victim underwent surgery for his injuries. Harris has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and using or displaying a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Chief Greg Goreck said “we couldn’t have arrested Harris so quickly without the community’s support.”

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