Crash In Polk County

Davenport Teen Fatally Shot, Body Found Off Of Haines City Road

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Davenport male, whose body was found near the roadway near Jennings Road and Jack Watkins Road in Haines City, on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at around 4:51 p.m.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Davenport male, whose body was found near the roadway near Jennings Road and Jack Watkins Road in Haines City, on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at around 4:51 p.m.

Detectives believe the case is related to a non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Winter Haven male that occurred on the 600 block of Lemon Street in Dundee, which was reported about 16-minutes earlier.

Detectives are working to find additional witnesses and evidence related to the shooting deaths. If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.

If they wish to remain anonymous and eligible for a reward, they can provide information to Heartland Crime Stoppers at 863-226-TIPS (8477).

This is an active, ongoing investigation and we will update this story as more details are released.

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