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Homicide Investigation

LAKELAND, FL (June 13, 2022) - On Sunday, June 12, 2022, shortly after 8:00 p.m., uniform patrol officers responded to the 900 block of West 6th Street in reference to a shooting that occurred in the parking lot area of Webster Park. On scene, officers located a 46-year-old male victim inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began securing the location and rendering aid until emergency medical responders from Lakeland Fire Department and Polk County Fire Rescue arrived. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. 

Detectives responded to the scene, and began processing evidence and interviewing potential witnesses. At this time, detectives are attempting to locate 32-year-old Quinton Owens as they believe he may have information related to the case. Owens is described at 6'1" and weighs approximately 250 pounds. (see photo below)

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Biko Duhaney at 863.834.5918 or Biko.Duhaney@Lakelandgov.net.

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.comand click on "Submit A Tip,"
  • Or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.

Tipsters will always remain anonymous when sending a tip through Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest.

The name of the victim is being withheld in accordance with Marsy's Law.