Updated 5:45 p.m. ET – Sheriff Judd said the home was known as “a one-stop shop for drugs.” The victims were identified as 24-year-old David Washington, 31-year-old Anita Stacy Branch and 23-year-old Angelica Castro. The fourth victim, 18-year-old Felix Campos, is in critical condition at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The above info from local news media reports.
Updated 4:30 p.m. ET
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and PCSO homicide detectives are investigating a triple murder at a home on East Magnolia Drive in the Combee area of Lakeland. The public’s help is needed. It happened around 6:45 a.m. The fourth victim, an Hispanic male inside also was shot and taken to hospital. If you have any information about this or what was going on at the time of this crime, you are urged to call 863-298-6200 or Heartland Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
At approximately 6:45 am on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center got a call about a shooting at the East Magnolia Drive residence. When patrol deputies arrived and found three dead people – one Hispanic female, one white female, and one black male. A fourth victim, a Hispanic male was shot in the face and was taken to an area hospital.
The PCSO says this is an active and ongoing investigation with detectives on scene. Positive identification and next of kin notification remains unconfirmed.
Detectives are asking for the community’s help in this investigation. Anyone with information about the events leading up to the shooting, or anyone who may have details about activity occurring in the area at the time of the shooting,
is urged to contact the PCSO at 863.298.6200.
Anyone with information can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed. iPhone users also can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install this free app, search for “TipSoft” or “TipSubmit” on the Apple App Store.