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Homicide Car into Building

Posted November 17th, 2016

WINTER HAVEN – A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the shooter in an early-morning homicide.

This morning at 1:28 a.m., a 9-1-1 call was received that a vehicle had crashed into the back of an apartment located at 645 Ave I Northwest in Winter Haven.

The caller stated that a vehicle hit the back of her apartment from an adjacent parking lot with what appeared to be a man who was passed out. (The resident was uninjured and there was minimal damage to the outside of the building.) The caller also stated she heard gunshots during the same time.

A second 9-1-1 call followed from another resident in the area who also reported hearing gunshots.

When officers arrived, 39 year-old Jimmie Lee Rogers, Jr was found unresponsive inside of the vehicle that hit the building with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

EMS transported Rogers to Winter Haven Hospital where he was declared deceased.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $3,000 CASH reward.