Wednesday, May 21, 2014

$1,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Investigation

Man Injured in Drive-By Shooting
CLEWISTON, FL. -- On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at approximately 8:24 pm, Hendry County Deputies responded to the area of Liberty and Fleetwood Street in the Twin Lakes area after reports of gun shots.

When deputies arrived on scene they spoke with witnesses on scene and it was found that shots had been fired into the home and 24-year old Alexander Bonilla had been shot and transported to the hospital.

A short time later, a second call was received reporting gun shots fired in another location on Joshua Ave. As deputies were responding to the area, one of the deputies was behind a vehicle driving erratically and driving fast. Deputies were able to make contact with the driver and identified him as 20 year old Angel Herrera. Herrera ran into the residence then came out a short time later to speak with deputies.

Investigators were given permission by the homeowner to enter the residence. Once inside Detectives found a weapon, ammunition and various drugs and narcotic equipment. At the time of questioning Herrera denied any involvement in the reported shooting.

Herrera was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Florida Delinquent, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Florida Delinquent, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Sell, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Hendry County Jail on $36,500.00 bond

Hendry County Detectives are continuing to investigate this shooting and follow up on any and all leads. Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the suspect(s) is asked to call Hendry County Sheriffs Office at 863-674-5600, 863-805-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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