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Lakeland man suspected of shooting, killing another man after dispute over alleged theft of horse

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 03:21:30-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — A man who was wanted for shooting and killing a 24-year-old Lakeland man has turned himself in Tuesday night.

Last week, deputies in Polk County asked the public to be on the lookout for 29-year-old Celso Omar Sanchez Acosta. He is accused of shooting and killing Henry Fernandez-Soto.


Fernandez-Soto's girlfriend told deputies the two men had an ongoing dispute regarding an alleged theft of a horse. Fernandez-Soto reportedly told his girlfriend that Sanchez Acosta had verbally threatened Fernandez-Soto and mentioned a rifle.

On January 14, deputies announced Sanchez Acosta had turned himself in.

Deputies did not specify who did the stealing or if the horse-stealing incident even happened in the first place.