Detectives still looking for shooter in Plant City murder

The body was found after reports of gunshots Friday night at Springhead Park.
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Published Jan. 28, 2019

PLANT CITY — Detectives are still searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting that took place Friday night.

The incident took place at about 10 p.m. at Springhead Park in the 3400 block of Nesmith Road, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. A caller to 911 reported hearing gunshots.

When deputies arrived, they wound a wounded man who was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for emergency medical treatment. The gunshot victim was later pronounced dead there.

The Sheriff's Office has not released the identity of the victim, but did say that detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200. To be eligible for a reward and remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, send an anonymous tip online using, or send a tip with a smartphone using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Contact Langston Taylor at or 727-893-8659. Follow @langstonitaylor.