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Police: Man wanted in connection to New Year's Day murder turns himself in

Police say Jeffery Bouiye, 42, shot and killed Andre Jackson, 47, near N. 12th Street and Avenue.
Credit: Haines City Police

HAINES CITY, Fla — Police say the man connected to a murder that happened moments after midnight on New Year's Day in Haines City has turned himself in.

Although he is in police custody, Jeffery Bouiye, 42, is not cooperating with investigators, a spokesperson for Haines City Police Department reports. He will be transferred to the Polk County Jail.

According to law enforcement, at around 12:20 a.m., Bouiye shot and killed 47-year-old Andre Jackson near N. 12th Street and Avenue. Jackson suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was rushed to AdventHealth Heart of Florida where he was later pronounced dead. 

Detectives say Bouiye was angry with Jackson over a woman he was dating. When Jackson walked away, police say Bouiye pulled out a handgun and shot him multiple times before driving away. 

Anyone with information on the deadly shooting is asked to contact Haines City Police at 863-421-3636 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 (TIPS).

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