HAINES CITY— The Haines City Police Department is searching for a Haines City man in a fatal shooting that occurred minutes after the New Year.
According to the HCPD, Jeffery Jerome Bouiye, 42, shot dead Michael Andre Jackson, 47, near North 12th Street and Avenue I near New Beulah Missionary Baptist around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday.
In a statement, the agency said Jackson was driven to AdventHealth Heart of Florida with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead before 1 a.m.
Witnesses told police Bouiye was angry with Jackson because he believed Jackson was involved with a woman Bouiye was dating. Detectives said Jackson walked away from the argument and that was when Bouiye pulled out a handgun and shot him multiple times. Bouiye then left by car.
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“This killer has to get off the streets,” Haines Town Police Chief Jim Elensky said. “If anyone knows anything about this murder and / or can help locate the suspect, please contact us or contact Crime Stoppers.”
HCPD asks anyone with information to call the Haines City Police Department at 863-421-3636.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477 or submit a tip online at www.p3tips.com.