Remains identified as 16-year-old killed amid targeted shooting

12 months ago

Winter Garden news, Florida news.

Winter Garden police confirmed that the remains found in a wooded area in central Florida were those of a teen boy who was kidnapped last week.

According to local media sources, authorities found the body of 16-year-old Bruce Hagans after they received an anonymous tip. The victim was fatally shot after being kidnapped from the Winter Garden area where he was seen for the last time.

Police arrested a man in connection to Hagans' murder and he was charged with evidence tampering. Meanwhile, additional arrests could be made in the case.

On May 31, Winter Garden authorities received an emergency call reporting a shooting and a car fleeing the area. An Ambert Alert was then issued for Hagans after they believed that he could be killed.