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Orlando man killed during lounge robbery

12:40 PM, Sep 10, 2011   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police are pleading for help in tracking down a gunman they say killed a man during a robbery outside of a local bar.

It happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday at Jessie's Lounge on 3rd Street Southwest.

Police tell us the victim, 45-year-old Ralph Ameduri, Jr. of Orlando, was in the back patio area during a band's intermission when he and several other customers were robbed at gunpoint.

Ameduri was shot in the head and later died at the hospital.

"We really are hoping that anyone who saw somebody running from this area to please give us a call. We really want to get this guy because, unfortunately, an innocent person is now dead," said police spokeswoman Jamie Brown.

The suspect was last seen running from the bar toward 1st Street.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 25-30 years old, about 5'11 tall and weighing 165-170 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt and white shorts.

If you know who it is, call 1-800-226-TIPS.   You can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward if the suspect is caught.

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