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Help Needed Locating Possible Witnesses To Homicide

Posted May 13th, 2020

Winter Haven Police detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred on May 7, 2020 at approximately 12:45 a.m. in the parking area of Abbey Lane Apartments, located at 100 Evergreen Place in Winter Haven.

A group of people were outside talking in the area of building 14, when shots were fired striking 33 year-old Carlos Robinson. The subjects fled in vehicles and left the area traveling in the direction of Marshall Rd. SW. Responding officers on scene immediately attempted to render life-saving measures, however the victim died from his injury.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating possible witnesses 26 year-old Tamaries Richardson, 27 year-old Rayshad Johnson and 33 year-old Derrick Braithwaite for interviews.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Richardson, Johnson or Braithwaite or any information about this case is asked to call Detective Haynes at 863-291-5730. Callers wishing to remain anonymous should call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $3,500.