Update 2/24/2017 – On 2/22/17, the State Attorney’s Office filed charges on Deryke Jamal Dennard, b/m, of 285 James Circle, Lake Alfred, Florida for Manslaughter with a Weapon, in connection with the shooting of Jonathan Lee Jordan on September 24, 2016. A warrant for Dennard was issued and Dennard was arrested on 2/23/17 at his residence. Mr. Dennard was booked at the Polk County Jail.
Update 4:15pm Monday September 26, 2016 – The Haines City Police Department is currently still investigation the shooting and subsequent death of Johnathan Lee Jordan. The Haines City Police Department has interviewed the other party involved in the shooting and he is identified as Deryke Dennard, 12/28/78. Mr. Dennard has been cooperative during this investigation and the Haines City Police Department has recovered evidence in reference to the case.
Currently no charges have been filed, but the Haines City Police Department is working with the State Attorney Office. When the investigation has been concluded a determination will be made.
The Haines City Police Department continues to encourage anyone with information about the shooting incident to contact Detective Cindi Trageser @ 863.421.3636, ext. 2241, or Detective Sergeant Shawn Nobre @ 863.421.3636, ext. 2273.
Update 1:36am – According to the Haines City Police Department the victim in a shooting near Cook Field in Haines City has passed away. Johnathan Lee Jordan died from a single gunshot wound at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center shortly after 11pm on Saturday night. Police are asking for anyone with information to contact 863-421-3636 ext 2241 or 2273.
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Haines City, Florida – According to the Haines City Police Department a local rap artist, Johnathan Lee Jordan, was shot just a short distance from Cook Field in Haines City. The shooting occured around 8:10pm on . 10th St. Just East of the field. Jordan who goes by the name of “J Green ” was transported to Heart of Florida Hospital with a single gunshot wound. His condition has not been released.
Currently no suspect has been named & HCPD has not reported an arrest. We will update this article as soon as more information is available.