Police aren’t saying what led up to the shooting and killing of a Polk County teenager last night.
Detectives are actively investigating the shooting death of a 18 year old male, John L. Hazelton, which occurred at 1060 Golfview Avenue in Bartow, Florida.
This ongoing investigation has established that the victim and a juvenile subject became involved in an argument prior in the day on 01/12/2012.
At about 8:50 PM, the suspect traveled to the residence of a family member to the victim. After summoning the victim to the door, the suspect produced a large caliber handgun and fired 2 shots at the victim.
One of these shots ultimately struck the victim in the head, causing his death.
Investigation led to the identity of the suspect, who later surrendered to law enforcement at the Bartow Police Department.
The juvenile suspect was taken into custody on the charge of Felony Murder.
Bartow Police say 18-year-old John Hazelton was arguing with th 16-year-old boy at the Carver Village Apartments when the shooting happened.
A teenager in Polk County was shot and killed Thursday night and another teen is facing charges in the murder.
According to Bartow Police, 18-year-old John Hazelton was arguing with a 16-year-old boy at the Carver Village Apartments when the shooting happened.
Officials said the 16-year-old pulled out a gun and shot Hazelton in the head.
The suspect was taken into custody Thursday night. In accordance with Bay News 9’s crime guidelines, the suspect will not be named unless he is charged as an adult.
The investigation is ongoing.