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Man Found Left Along Side Of Road After Deadly Shooting, 3 Suspects Arrested In Case

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Source: polk County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Oct. 9 2022, Published 1:05 p.m. ET

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A man was found stumbling along a Florida road but died from his gunshot wounds. Now, police say they have arrested three people in the case.

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Last week, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced the arrests of Felix Jomar Agosto Velazquez, Joel Javier Ortega and Bryan Jose Colon Deleon. They were all charged with first-degree murder and tampering with evidence.

Deputies were dispatched to the unincorporated Haines City, Florida, around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 1. A person reported a man stumbling on the road covered in blood.

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Deputies arrived and found the 26-year-old man lying next to the road, according to the sheriff’s office. The unnamed victim had multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital, where he died a few days later.


Police identified a suspect vehicle and it led to the identification of Velazquez, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The three suspects were friends of the victim and spent several hours together before the shooting. But police have not released a motive in the case. The suspects refused to provide information to investigators about the incident.

“The victim was shot and left to die in a very rural part of the county. With very little information to start with, our homicide detectives were able to determine all three of his killers, and get them charged in about 24-hours. Our prayers go out to the victim’s family, and hopefully they’ll see justice carried out swiftly against these three murderers,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.


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