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At approximately 11:13 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department received several calls in reference to a shooting at 926 Marietta Street. Prior to police arriving at the scene, the victim arrived at the Lakeland Regional Health Emergency Room with several gunshot wounds. The suspect has fled on foot from duplex and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and red shorts. He is described as a black male with short black hair.

Police K-9 searched the surrounding area while the PCSO Helicopter assisted circulating the surrounding area. Police officers secured off a 5 block radius as well as requesting that four schools be placed on lockdown as a precaution during the search which last approximately 2 hours.

The victim has been identified as Zachary Anton McCray, 23 yrs old, 926 Marietta Street. He is being treated at this time for multiple gunshots wounds and his condition is unknown. The suspects identity is not being released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and Violent Crime Detectives are still interviewing witnesses. 


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On February 2, at 8:07 a.m. the Lakeland Police Department investigated a traffic fatality on SR 546 (W Memorial Blvd) at the intersection of Swindell Rd. There was very dense and heavy fog at the time of the crash and both drivers had significantly diminished visibility at the time of the crash. 

Vehicle 1, a 1995 Green Mercury was making a left turn from Swindell Rd onto east bound W Memorial Blvd. Vehicle 2, a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle was west bound on W Memorial Blvd in the outside lane. Vehicle 1 pulled into the path of vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 struck the front left side of vehicle 1 in the area of the front left tire. Vehicle 1 rotated counter clockwise and came to final rest. Vehicle 2 deflected off of vehicle 1 and the rider of vehicle 2, Armando Faz, 24 yrs old, was separated from the motorcycle and continued west bound where he came to rest (approx 113 feet). Faz was pronounced deceased at the scene by PCEMS. The crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

Deceased: Armando Faz, 24 yrs old, 3719 Timberlake Rd East, Lakeland, Fla.

Driver of vehicle #1 – Cynthia D Patrick Kinsler, 43 yrs old, 1945 W. Highland Drive, Lakleand, Fla. Not injured in the accident.  

The Lakeland Police Department is conducting a death investigation at this time. Skeletal remains were found by a homeless couple in a wooded area just south of Walmart on 98 North. The remains have not been identified at this time and the investigations is still ongoing. No additional details at this time.