BARTOW, Fla. – A man riding a dirt bike Sunday in Polk County was shot and killed, according to sheriff’s officials.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the 34-year-old man was found just after 2 p.m. on Wheeler Street, northeast of Bartow.
Deputies initially responded to reports of a crash but later learned the man was shot in the lower back. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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“At this early stage of the investigation, we don’t know why the victim was murdered. Somebody out there has information, even the smallest detail that could help us capture the killer. A family has lost a loved-one, and we need to bring his killer to justice,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a release.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 863-298-6200. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477.
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