Detectives Investigate Shooting at Willow Glen Apartments
On March 27th, Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit interviewed a suspect involved in the shooting at Willow Glen Apartments. Javarius Ray’quann King, 16 years old, 740 E. Garden Street, Lakeland, admitted to his participation in the aggravated assault on security officer, Shawn Plain. Plain had been shot twice in the face with a pellet gun. Plain returned gunfire at several suspects armed with handguns and hit Stephen Brenor. Brenor later died in surgery at Lakeland Regional Health. An autopsy for Brenor is scheduled for later in the day and this will also determine how many times Brenor was shot. It appears he was hit two times.
King was arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Felony Murder and Aggravated Battery. The case is still very active at this time and no additional details are available.
LAKELAND, FL (March 26, 2016)
On March 26 at approximately 4:46 am, the Lakeland Police Department responded to a shooting at Willow Glen Apartments, 929 N. Gilmore Avenue. An armed security guard, Shawn Plain, 19 yrs old, was inside of the laundry room charging his cell phone when he observed a young black male enter with a handgun pointed at him. Plain then stated he felt several stinging sensations on his face and thought he had just been shot in the face. At this same time, Plain observed what he thought were several more people looking into the laundry room when the shooting occurred and he observed that several of them had handguns. Plain stated he was in fear of his life so he pulled his weapon and the suspects began to back up into the parking lot. Plain exited the laundry room with his weapon in hand and the suspects continued to point their weapon at him as he took cover. The suspects turned to flee the area and Plain fired several rounds at that time. One of the suspects was hit once in the back of the leg and fell to the pavement. A black replica handgun (Ruger pellet gun) was located on the pavement in the area. A photograph of the actual handgun is shown below.
The other suspects fled the area and were not apprehended. Plain retuned to the laundry room to retrieve his cell phone and call 911. When Plain returned to the shot suspect, he asked Plain to call him an ambulance and apologized for shooting at him.
The suspect that was shot later died as a result of the gunshot injury. He has been identified as Stephen Brenor, D.O.B 6-9-00,1501 Providence Road, Lakeland. Brenor is a documented associate gang member.
Plain was transported to Lakeland Regional Health and treated for two pellet wounds to his face. The homicide investigation is ongoing at this time as detectives continue to canvass the area and interview witnesses.
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