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Police: Suspect knocked on door, asked for victim, shot and killed him

Posted at 11:08 AM, Jul 26, 2016

Lakeland Police Department is searching for the man responsible for shooting and killing a man at his front door in Lakeland on Monday night.

Police say they responded to a shooting at 940 Castle Way around 10:55 p.m. on Monday, July 25. When they arrived on scene, police found Johnathan "Jay" Charles-Pierre, 35, dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Witnesses told police that a black male knocked on the door of the home and pointed a handgun at him and demanded for Charles-Pierre to come to the door. Charles-Pierre came to the door with a handgun. The suspect shot the victim and as he fled the scene, he continued to shoot. The suspect was seen taking off in a green four-door vehicle. 

There were no other injuries. 

Detectives are searching for the suspect in the surrounding areas. If you have any information about this case, please call Detective Stacey Pough at 863-834-8978. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.