UPDATE: Tavares police identify, arrest suspect in shots fired incident

Police were asking residents to stay in their homes, lock their doors and stay away from their windows

Isaiah Mcnealy

TAVARES, Fla.***Dec. 26 Update***

The Tavares police department arrested Isaiah Mcnealy for the shooting at the Rosewood condominiums.

According to officials, investigators were able to find several possible locations for Mcnealy in the Clermont, Groveland area.

Multiple agencies responded to the Rodeway Inn and took Mcnealy into custody.

Investigators said Mcnealy is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public.

Mcnealy is being held at the Lake County jail with no bond.

***10:59 p.m. Dec. 23 Update***

Police identified the suspect involved in the shots fired incident around the Rosewood Apartments area in Tavares.

Officers said they are still figuring out what he will be charged with.

Investigators said they have broken down the perimeter for the incident.


Officers with the Tavares Police Department are asking the public to avoid the area around the Rosewood Apartments after shots fired Wednesday night.

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Police said an armed man is in the area that has fired shots.

Investigators said at this time no one has been injured.

Officers are asking residents in the area to stay inside their homes, to lock their doors, and to stay away from their windows.

Authorities said officers have set up a perimeter at the scene.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as more information becomes available.