Family dispute leads to shooting in Lake Placid

5:15 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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Lake Placid, Florida - A 56-year-old Lake Placid man has been charged with attempted murder after investigators say he shot a family member during a domestic dispute Wednesday.

The injured man, who deputies are not identifying, was taken to a local hospital then transferred to Tampa to be treated for his injuries.

James Wentford Ellis, 56, was arrested at the scene and booked into the Highlands County Jail.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

Highlands County Sheriff's Office

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