Lakeland PD searching for person of interest in fatal front door shooting

Posted at 5:16 AM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 05:16:26-04

The Lakeland Police Department is searching for a person of interest whom they believe was involved in a homicide that occurred on July 25 on Castle Way in Lakeland.

Johnathan "Jay" Charles-Pierre, 35, was found dead inside his residence with a gunshot wound to the chest after witnesses say someone came to the door with a handgun, demanding for Charles-Pierre to come to the door. 

The victim came to the door with a handgun but was shot by the suspect who then fled the scene in a car with possibly two other people inside.

The suspect in the surveillance photos should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward of $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

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