Winter Haven shooting leaves one dead, one injured

- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Winter Haven.

Sheriff Grady Judd says Sunday around 6:20 p.m. the suspect shot two people following an argument.

It happened in the 1000 block of Carefree Cove Drive.

Nasir Sutton, 23, died at the scene, and Bennie Joyner, 38, is in critical condition. He underwent surgery Sunday night at a hospital.

Sutton’s mother says her son loved his family, and was a kind soul ,but was going through a rough patch in life.

The sheriff says “many” shots were fired and they don’t know what the argument was over. "This was some kind of dispute. We don't know what kind of dispute. I can tell you from a great amount of investigative experience that it's gonna be either, drugs, alcohol, women, or money," he said.   

Many witnesses heard the gunshots and deputies will remain on the scene throughout the night interviewing them as others work to track down the gunman.  

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Winter Haven shooting leaves one dead, one injured
  • Sheriff: Multiple shot, one dead at Hudson apartment complex
  • Police: 'Gold grabber' steals chains from St. Pete jeweler
  • Pilots from 20 countries train in Tampa on aerial refueling simulator
  • Faulty field drug test sends man to jail for 45 days
  • Bay Area shufflers fill new courts in Tampa Heights
  • Delays persist as Polk Co. trains new bus drivers
  • Officials searching for three missing children
  • 'Stand Your Ground' shooter's lawyer: 'He's not... some villain'
  • Little girl's wish to swim with the mermaids granted