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Friday, Oct 09, 2015
Crime & Courts

Man, grandmother sought after Winter Haven shooting

TBO.com staff

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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