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Suspect Sought - Battery with Serious Injuries

UPDATE: The suspect , identified as Mandel Baker, has been taken into custody and charged with felony battery.
Thank you to everyone who shared the information and provided tips.

The suspect seen in these photos is wanted in connection with a battery that took place yesterday. On Friday, January 29, 2021, at approximately 5:25 p.m., officers were called to the Food Mart/Mobil Gas Station, located at 1615 West Memorial Boulevard. The suspect, seen in the photos, punched an adult male working in the store in the face. The victim, age 58, fell back and hit his head, sustaining critical life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Health for treatment.
If you know, or you have other information that may be helpful to identify this suspect, please contact Detective Biko Duhaney at biko.duhaney@lakelandgov.net or (863) 834-8999.
Or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida
  • 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.