Jeffery Jerome Bouiye, 42, is being charged with first-degree murder, using a firearm to commit a felony offense, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Polk County Man Wanted For New Year’s Day Murder In Police Custody

POLK COUNTY, FL. – A Haines City man that was wanted for a murder that occurred just after midnight on New Year’s Day has turned himself in to police.

Jeffery Jerome Bouiye, 42, has turned himself in, according to Haines City Police Department.

Police say Bouiye is not cooperating with investigators and was transferred to Polk County Jail.

Bouiye fatally shot Michael Andre Jackson, 47, near North 12th Street and Avenue I before 12:20 a.m. on Saturday. Jackson was driven to AdventHealth Heart of Florida with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Medical staff pronounced Jackson dead before 1 a.m.

Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses.  According to witnesses, Bouiye was angry with Jackson because he believed Jackson was involved with a female Bouiye had been dating.

Jackson did not want to be involved in the argument and began to walk away. Bouiye pulled out a handgun and shot Jackson multiple times. Bouiye then entered a vehicle and fled the scene.

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