Search for answers after man is shot & killed

Tuesday morning started like any other on Todhunter Way South until gunshots rang out, a car sped through the neighborhood, and Terry Yelvington was left dead on his front lawn.

Early Tuesday evening, the gunman was still on the loose, and Crimestoppers was offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the shooter's arrest.

"We know that from what we initially see, Terry was shot several times with a handgun, possibly a handgun, a small caliber gun,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Neighbors say they heard gunshots and saw a dark colored vehicle speed away from the scene, but couldn't see who was driving or a tag.

Investigators say Yelvington was known as a nice guy, with no record or enemies. He was Vice President of Miss Auburndale Softball.

"We have absolutely no idea why anyone would want to shoot him," Judd said.

Yelvington worked at PCA Packing Corporation. His wife Tina works at Publix in the Finance Division, and is treasurer of Miss Auburndale Softball.

Levi Farber, a neighbor, says the murder was a wake-up call.

"I had video (surveillance) cameras up," Farber commented. "I am going to put them back up."