Monday, April 21, 2014

Killing Being Investigated - Cash Reward For Information

LAKE PLACID, FL. -- Highlands County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a shooting of a Moore Haven man that occurred early Monday morning in the Highway Park neighborhood of Lake Placid. 

At approximately 2:00 AM Central Dispatch received a call of shots fired in the area of Vision Street and Crestmore Avenue in Lake Placid. Upon arrival deputies found Lee Andrew Thomas, Jr., 34 years of age, of Moore Haven, Florida with a gunshot wound. 

Thomas was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Thomas had numerous arrests in Hendry county and Glades county including possession of a weapon by a felon, battery on an officer, DUI alcohol or drugs, and resisting arrest.

The investigation is continuing at this time. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit and Detective Roger St. Laurent at 863-402-7447 or 863-402-7250. 

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477), or click on the "Give-A-Tip" tab on this site. Anonymity is guaranteed.

Photo: Lee Andrew Thomas, Hendry County Sheriff's Office booking photo


  1. shonda4:08 PM

    These people make me sick, what does his Pryor arrest have to do with what happened....uggghhh

  2. Anonymous5:00 PM

    I was just thinking the same thing.....It has no relevance

  3. Anonymous5:27 PM

    This is not bout him or how many times he got arrested is bout finding out who did it ughh

  4. Anonymous8:18 PM

    Wtf does his past have to do with anything from my understanding they got the shooters I hope u rot n hell u bastards took my friend from me I Luv u Lt <3

  5. Anonymous10:20 PM

    Jesus he was killed so I don't understand why all this matter. We all have faults but regardless of this he still human.

  6. My homie being arrested don't have anything 2 do with him being murdered....Guess yall tryin to make him look like da bad guy, smh....Oh yea yall 4 got 2 mention, he was a HARDWORKER(ask U.S. Sugar), and a damn GOOD FATHER!!!!!!

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  8. Anonymous12:20 AM

    So, him being arrested justifies his murder. This is sad, again a black man is being stereotyped. I know judges who were arrested and are still allowed to make judgements on someone's life. Shame, sad shame

  9. Anonymous1:49 AM

    Hate when the news bring up your pass what that has to do with him getting killed nothing he was not a bad person

  10. Anonymous9:42 AM

    I will pray for your family LT and the law is lost for putting that nonsense up what they trying to say he deserved what happen no man deserves to be taken away from there kids

  11. Anonymous3:03 PM

    The system all fucked that shir irrelvelant shit we wanf fuckin justice ....wat bout these innocent kids he,left behind do they deserve thus smh everyone has flaws but no ones derserves to be murdered r.i.p homie fr thankx fa takin time out to talk to me n kp me out of trouble ima kp dat foreva

  12. Anonymous3:16 PM

    I really hate what happened to this man but he was one of many who was beating another man to death. The dude literally was shitting on himself. All of this senseless violence needs to stop.

  13. Anonymous12:10 AM

    Every Saint has a past & every sinner has a future. Let's not focus so much on what he did, but on solving his murder. We as ppl also have to realize that just because these " ppl of law" are there to protect & serve mean their going to do there job. They don't care either. They do this as a life style. Rip LT, you were a friend of a friend of mine. No man deserves to die at the hands of another unjustified.

  14. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Who ever posted this mans prior arrest record in this article should be arrested don't make no damn since!

  15. Anonymous11:29 PM

    Reading some of these post makes you shame you are from Moore haven, yes LT was a father he had kids that is what he was suppose to do, he went to work everyday that is what you are suppose to do, fighting with somebody because they hit your truck, drinking and driving and claiming to be a gangsta is what he chose to do, and in life all choices have consequences, I hate what his consequence were and heart my goes out to his family, but less not forget he was also the cause of others to lose their family members maybe not to death but being incarcerated for life also takes one away from their kids and family. Instead of dwelling on the negative of the article why not use the lost of LT as a wake up call that there is more to life than just sitting around the store drinking, smoking and claiming to be a thug everyday.

  16. Anonymous10:46 PM

    Before u speak on LT kno who he really were..hehelped more than he harmed..he was a good father and a hard worker..he didn't deserve wat happened to him.I lost my BEST friend.. nd he deservesjustice no matter how he lived..Before u speak on others situation kno ur FACTS..I LUV u partna nd always will

  17. Justice for Lee11:14 AM

    R.I.P. my brother smh can't believe it's going on a whole year and to all u negative bitches u can go to hell for the whole Thomas family