Shooting investigation launched after man is shot inside an apartment

- The Lakeland Police Department says that a man was shot inside a Lakeland apartment. 

The department reported that on Monday, January 22nd, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Lakeland police officers were called to the Lakeland Manor Apartments in reference to a suspicious death. 

Upon arrival, officers say they met with the facility's maintenance worker who advised that he had discovered a deceased male inside one of the apartments while performing an inspection. 

Officers then say they went into the apartment. They confirmed that 55-year-old Roderick Childs had been shot and killed. 

The department says that there are no suspects identified at this time and detectives encourage anyone with information to call 863.834.8955. 

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