Valdosta Daily Times

July 9, 2013

Lakeland shooting death probed

Quinten Plummer
The Valdosta Daily Times

LAKELAND — The Georgia Bureau of Investigations began an inquiry into a Lanier County resident’s death with an autopsy Monday, after the 38-year-old man was found shot dead in a vehicle on Sunday, according to reports.

Authorities reportedly located the body of Jamie Latreronce Gaines, 38, in a crashed vehicle near 8th Street in Lakeland.

The crash was likely the result of the gunshot wounds Gaines suffered, according to reports.

The GBI has stepped in to assist the Lakeland Police Department in investigation of Gaines’ death, according to reports.

Stevie Boyd worked with Gaines at Mozzarella Momma’s in Lakeland, and agreed to comment on his passing.

“He was always very upbeat and loving,” said Boyd.

“He was very helpful, and an all-around great guy.”

No arrests had been made Monday evening and the investigation was still classified as “ongoing,” according to reports.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, contact the GBI Douglas Office, (912) 389-4103; or the Lakeland Police Department, (229) 482-3390.