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CRIME SCENE: ST. PAUL DRIVE, WINTER HAVEN
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CASE #23-37219
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A 15-year-old documented gang member, Quashawn Burgess Jr.** of Bartow, was found murdered in a driveway on St. Paul Drive in Winter Haven during the early morning hours of September 12, 2023.
It is unclear when he was killed, but he was discovered around 2:30 a.m. by a woman who was had just gotten off work and was going to stay at a friend's house in that neighborhood. He was shot to death.
Quashawn's mother was unaware that he was not home. She went to bed at 10:00 p.m. the previous evening, and he was still at home at that time.
If anyone has information that could be helpful to this investigation, please contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200.If you wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a $5,000 cash reward contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways: