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Lakeland man found fatally shot in ditch

Lakeland police are investigating after the body of a man with gunshot wounds was found in a ditch Monday.

The man was identified by police as 22-year-old Demetrice Tavontate Stacy, of 1437 N. Webster Ave., Lakeland.

Police said his body was found by sanitation workers just before 8 a.m. in the area of 1100 W. Prospect St., near Lake Bonnet.

Police said Stacy was shot several times.

There was no information on a possible suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call police at (863) 834-8950 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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