published: Monday, December 31, 2012
Sheriff's Office investigates shooting
LAKE PLACID – At approximately 12:32 a.m. Monday, deputies with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a gunfire in the area of Highway Park Liquors at Vision Street and Crestmore Drive Lake Placid. The initial investigation at the scene revealed Jimmy Howard, 33, of Lake Placid, had been shot during an altercation outside the bar, according to Sheriff’s Office reports.
Howard was transported to the emergency room; he is currently in stable condition at an undisclosed hospital.
Detectives were called to the scene and are still investigating the events surrounding this shooting and interviewing witnesses. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Hank Smith at 402-7382.
Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477), or via the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.