Sheriff Grady Judd said a Lakeland high school student was ‘ambushed’ and killed when he arrived at a Bartow park to sell marijuana Monday night. Now the sheriff wants those involved to come forward, offering a $5,000 reward.
The deadly shooting of 17-year-old Taigur Taguri happened in a quiet neighborhood in Bartow, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesday as he begged those involved to come forward.
During a press conference, Judd said the George Jenkins High School student arrived at Gordon Heights Park around 9:40 p.m. Monday. In his vehicle was a 19-year-old female, who told detectives she was hanging out with Taigur in Lakeland when he asked her if she wanted to go for a ride. When they arrived, Taigur told her he was going to sell marijuana, detectives said.
When Taigur arrived in the park, several black males – described as teenagers to men in their early 20s – were sitting on picnic tables and then walked over to his vehicle. he suspects pulled open the vehicle doors and Taigur was heard saying, “No bro, no.” Then, the gunshots started, the sheriff described, and the teen victim was shot multiple times.
FOX 13 Tampa Bay brings you the important videos like breaking news, Tampa Bay weather, and local stories. But also plenty of fun stuff, like #WeLiveHere tips, the best of our archives, and all those ‘only-in-Florida’ stories.
Subscribe to FOX 13 News:
Watch more FOX 13 News video:
Watch FOX 13 News live:
Download our app:
Get our newsletter: