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Deputies investigate Plant City home invasion, shooting

PLANT CITY — Deputies on Tuesday were searching for two suspects in a home invasion in Plant City that sent a father and son to the hospital with gunshot wounds the night before.

The crime, which was reported just after 9 p.m. Monday at 5738 Horton Road, was not believed to be a random act, Hillsborough sheriff's officials said.

It began when two men armed with handguns and wearing hooded sweatshirts showed up at the home of Vincent Shakes, 24, and his girlfriend Michele Hargrove, 22, at 1108 Colson Road, authorities said. The men fired several rounds before tying up Hargrove and forcing Shakes into a silver Dodge Durango. They then drove to Shakes' parents' house at 5738 Horton Road, apparently knowing where the family lived, deputies said.

At the home, the men tried to force their way inside, but Shakes' father, Leaford Shakes, 49, blocked the entrance, trying to hold the door closed, officials said. One of the men fired several rounds through the door, hitting the elder Shakes in his upper body.

It was unclear if the men made it into the home and what, if anything, they took.

Leaford Shakes was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he remained in guarded condition Tuesday, authorities said. His son was also hospitalized for what was described as a minor wound to his foot.

Deputies continued to conduct interviews Tuesday.

By late afternoon, they had a warrant for Stefan Jackson, 28, who lives at 2011 E State Road 60.

The search continues for the second suspect.

Deputies ask that anyone with information call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Deputies investigate Plant City home invasion, shooting 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:00pm]
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