LAKELAND, Fla – Police in Lakeland are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning, leaving one man dead and a woman in critical condition.
On Saturday, at 1:51 a.m., a shooting occurred outside the Jade Fox Lounge, 3010 Lakeland Highlands Road.
Two officers, working an off-duty detail at the business, were already on the scene when a disturbance erupted in the parking lot, and the shooting occurred.
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One victim, a 25-year-old male, was transported to the hospital by a personal vehicle.
Despite the best efforts of emergency medical professionals, he was pronounced deceased a short time later. The second victim, a 48-year-old female, was transported by ambulance with critical injuries and remains hospitalized.
Jamilah Johnson, age 23, was taken into custody, and a firearm was also recovered at the scene. It was later learned that the gun had been reported stolen in 2015.
“At this time, Johnson has been charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,” said Lakeland Police Department.
Detectives are actively working to gather all evidence to determine if any additional persons were involved in the shooting.
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Investigators are asking anyone who may have information to contact Detective Neal Robertson at email@example.com.
Persons who wish to remain anonymous can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:
* Call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
* From a cell phone, dial **TIPS
* Visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on “Submit A Tip,”
* Or download the free “P3tips” app on a smartphone or tablet.
Tipsters will always remain anonymous when they send a tip through Crime Stoppers, and they are eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.
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