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Man, grandmother sought after Winter Haven shooting

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate two people in an attempted murder investigation.

About 6 a.m. today, a shooting occurred in the area of Edwin Street NE in Winter Haven. Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington, 31, 518 Sears Ave. NE, Winter Haven, was identified as the shooter. The victim was taken to a local hospital with an injury to the hand.

Detectives then said Key-Harrington’s grandmother, Deborah Mobley Thompson, 66, 213 Avenue P NW, Winter Haven, approached a witness after the incident and threatened the witness with violence if her grandson was identified as the shooter.

There are active warrants for Key-Herrington and Thompson. Key-Harrington is facing charges of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, tampering with a victim and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Thompson is facing charges of tampering with a witness.

Anyone with information in the whereabouts of Key-Herrington and Thompson is asked to contact Detective Jacob Alderman at (863) 297-1100 or (863) 298-6200.

Anyone who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or go towww.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. IPhone users can download a free app to anonymously report crime. To install this app, search for “TipSoft” or “TipSubmit” on the Apple App Store.

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