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UPDATE
October 28, 2013

The homicide victim has now been identified as 43 year old, Thomas Howard Garrison.  His next of kin, brother Frederick Parks, Jr. of Miramar, FL has been notified.  As of this Media Release an autopsy has not been completed. 

*****ORIGINAL RELEASE*****

On October 24, 2013 at approximately 10:12 p.m., several 911 calls were received about gunshots in the area of Gilmore Avenue and Parker Street. Patrol Officers responded and upon arrival located an adult male with a gunshot wound. The unknown male was found lying in the front yard of 708 East Parker Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The decedent has not been positively identified. An autopsy has been scheduled.

There are no arrests and no further details are being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. As further information becomes available, updates will be released.


On October 24, 2013 at approximately 10:12 p.m., several 911 calls were received about gunshots in the area of Gilmore Avenue and Parker Street. Patrol Officers responded and upon arrival located an adult male with a gunshot wound. The unknown male was found lying in the front yard of 708 East Parker Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The decedent has not been positively identified. An autopsy has been scheduled.

There are no arrests and no further details are being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. As further information becomes available, updates will be released.


Lakeland Police are actively looking for Steven “Prince” Foster in connection with the murder of Ricky Wright on October 10, 2013. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for First Degree Murder. Anyone with information on the location of Steven Foster is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Detective Russell Hurley 863-834-8973 or Detective Brian Wallace at 863-834-8968.

DESCRIPTION: B/M approximately 18 years old, 5’10”, 175 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes

*****ORIGINAL RELEASE*****

On October 10, 2013at approximately 11:30 pm, officers responded to 808 West Whitehurst Street where they discovered a 16 year old black male juvenile (later identified as Ricky Wright, DOB 7/7/97) had been shot.  Wright was transported to LRMC where he later died as a result of the injuries sustained from the shooting.

Witnesses interviewed at the scene stated a blue or gray vehicle pulled up to the residence and fired shots from the vehicle at the victim who was in the yard at 808 West Whitehurst Street. According to witnesses, there was more than one person in the vehicle. The vehicle then fled the area. At this time the suspect of the shooting has not been identified, but detectives are pursuing leads at this time.

No additional information will be released at this time as this remains on ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department, Detective Russell Hurley at 863-834-8973.