Murder In Lakeland

Lakeland police investigating shooting at the Lakeland Manor Apartments.

Lakeland, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Police are conducting a murder investigation at the Lakeland Manor Apartments on Gilmore Avenue after a maintenance worker found a man dead inside one of the apartments.

Police have identified the man as 55 year-old Roderick Childs.  Officers say Childs had been shot.

Detectives have been interviewing other residents of the apartment complex about the death, but have yet to make an arrest.

Officers are urging anyone with information in connection with the shooting to call the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-8955.

Photo courtesy Lakeland Police Department

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