Winter Haven police are asking the public to help them find two people involved in shootout
9:08 PM, Nov 4, 2013
9:09 PM, Nov 4, 2013
WINTER HAVEN, Fla -
Winter Haven Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating twopeople involved in a weekend shootout that left one personinjured.
The shooting happened in broad daylightSunday in the 100 block of Ave. P, NW inWinter Haven.
Officers say Marcus Walden, 24,and Darrius Austin, 22,arguedand when the argument escalated, Walden left the left and came back with a gun. As Walden was approaching the area, he firedthree or four shots at Austin, according to officers.
According to witnesses, Austin was hit in the leg while he returned fire.
Austin reportedly got into a vehicle and drove off while Walden continued firing.Oneshot hit the vehicle in the passenger door.
Police say Austin abandoned the vehicle atPalmetto and First St. NE and got into another vehicle driven by an unknown man.
Austin has not been located and has not made contact with police. According to family members, he did not want to seek medical attention becauseof a warrant for his arrest stemming from violation of probation on burglaryand assault charges from November 2012.
A warrant has been obtained for Marcus Walden for attempted homicide,possession of a firearm by a felon and violation of probation.
Police are asking for anyone who knows the whereabouts of either Walden or Austin, who both are considered armed and dangerous, to call Heartland CrimeStoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could beeligible for a CASH reward.