'Armed and dangerous' Sebring man wanted in deadly Father's Day shooting in Lake Wales

Courtesy: Lake Wales Police Department

Lake Wales police are searching for a man they say shot a Bradenton man six times on Father's Day

The Lake Wale Police Department said 42-year-old Bruce Spry died from his injuries. Now they're searching for the suspect — 40-year-old Tex Gifford, of Sebring.

Investigators believe Gifford and Spry got into a fight, but Gifford walked away.

Within the hour, Gifford came back with a gun and started shooting, police say. They now have a warrant for Gifford's arrest. He faces a charge of first-degree murder.

Officers are asking for the public’s help locating Gifford and say he should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Courtesy: Lake Wales Police Department

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to immediately call 911 and notify law enforcement of his location.  To remain anonymous, those with information may contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and be eligible for a $5,000.00 reward for any information leading to his arrest.

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