Man turns himself in after shooting in Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida -- A man has turned himself into the police after getting into a fight with, and shooting, another man.

Jamelle Smith and Andrae Pittman were fighting on Dr. J.A. Whiltshire Boulevard just before 2 a.m. on March 23. The fight escalated when Smith pulled out a gun and shot Pittman multiple times.

Pittman was airlifted to a hospital where he underwent surgery and is in critical condition.

Jamelle Smith turned himself in shortly after the shooting.

He was arrested and charged with attempted 1st degree murder and is currently in the Polk County Jail.

This investigation is ongoing as detectives attempt to identify other persons and possible witnesses involved. Anyone having information on the shooting is asked to call Detective Alvin Maultsby at (863) 678-4223 extension 265 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.


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