Event Type/Location: Aggravated Battery (Shooting)
3070 New Tampa Highway
Victims: Jamarl D. Capel, 25 years old
George T. Degroat, 34 years old
Ellie Q. McGary, 27 years old
On November 26, 2011 at approximately 1:15a.m., patrol responded to the Warehouse Bar in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the 3 victims. Victim Capel had been shot twice, once in the arm and once in the chest, victim McGary was struck with an unknown object and was bleeding from his forehead, and victim Degroat was shot in the leg. Both Capel and McGary were transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center by EMS and Degroat was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center by a private vehicle. The initial investigation revealed that a physical altercation between numerous patrons began inside the bar and spilled outside. Sometime during the altercation one of the participants pulled a gun and began shooting. Police do not have anyone in custody at this time. At last report, victim Chapel was listed in critical, but stable condition and victim Degroat was treated and released from Lakeland Regional Medical Center. No information is available on victim McGary.
Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses to gather information. Updates will be provided as this becomes available.
- posted by Ann Dinges, PIO