The Clewiston News

Clewiston man shot and killed at after-hours club in Lake Placid

On Monday, Nov. 10, a Clewiston man was taken to a hospital in Lake Placid after sustaining gunshot wounds at an after party, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.

Johnny Trevor Jackson, 20, of Clewiston, was taken to Florida Hospital Lake Placid early Monday morning as one of three victims in a shooting that occurred at an after party at the Barber Shop in Lake Placid, according to a news release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 3:30 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office reportedly received a frantic 911 call from a male caller saying someone had been shot at the location and to “get here quick” before he hung up. Several minutes after the 911 call, the sheriff’s office reportedly received calls from Florida Hospital saying they had patients with gunshot wounds.

When deputies responded to the Barber Shop, they “found chaos.” According to the release, people were running and crying, even jumping out of windows after shots were fired “all of a sudden.”

Crime scene personnel reportedly found numerous used shell casings from at least three different caliber firearms at the scene.

It is reported that the Barber Shop, located on Crestmore Drive in Lake Placid, was opening after 2 a.m. as an after hours club, charging admission and serving liquor illegally.

In addition to Jackson, Dejaveyon Gray, 22, and Ivey Williams Jr., 20, of Lake Placid, were treated for gunshot wounds. Jackson succumbed to his wounds at the hospital Monday. Williams was released from the hospital the same day, while Gray was transported to a hospital in Tampa for further treatment and is in stable condition, according to the release.

The investigation is still ongoing. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is working towards identifying the shooters, as well as working with Highlands County zoning and state alcohol and tobacco officers to address the illegal after-hours operation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office at 863-402-7205 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed when calling Heartland Crime Stoppers.