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Triple Shooting In Fort Meade

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PCSO Press Release

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Ft. Meade that occurred at about 6:42 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, which left one person dead, and two others injured. The shooter is being interviewed by detectives.


Deceased is 22-year-old Teconsa Tyree McDonald. The two Injured men have been identified as Calvin Johnson, 30, and Edwin Burgess, 18. All three men are believed to have resided at 121 3rd St SW.

The shooter has been identified as 48-year-old Charles Peddycoart, who resides at 413 3rd Street SW, Ft. Meade, where the shooting occurred.

The preliminary information, which could change as the investigation progresses, suggests that Mcdonald, Johnson, and Burgess were looking for their dog, and knocked on Peddycoart’s front door. After opening the door, an argument ensued, and Peddycoart shot all three men in the area of the front porch.

McDonald died on scene, and the injured men were transported to an area hospital for surgery, with gunshot wounds to the torso. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be available on Tuesday.

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