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Polk detectives investigate suspicious death in Lakeland

Posted at 3:13 PM, Nov 19, 2016

Polk County sheriff's detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the 12500 block of Country Place Road in Lakeland, officials said.

The sheriff's office received a call shortly before 11 p.m. Friday about a report of a possible stabbing at a residence on Country Place Road.

When deputies arrived, they found 32-year-old Gabriel Gamino with an injury to the face, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Gamino was taken to Lakeland Regional Health, where he died at about 11:50 p.m. Friday.

Through the investigation, sheriff's detectives learned Gamino had been in a fight with an unknown man in Gamino's front yard, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office news release. The unknown man struck Gamino then left the scene.

Gamino went to a neighbor's house for help then collapsed.

Sheriff's detectives are asking anyone with information about the investigation to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at (863) 298-6200.