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Crime Stoppers seeks information into death of man who was shot while driving

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 15:53:19-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Crime Stoppers needs help with information about a shooting that killed a man on March 7th.

The North Port Police Department responded to Mile Marker 177 on I-75 South, between Sumter Boulevard and Toledo Blade Boulevard, about a shooting.

The victim, identified as Javaris Miller, had been shot while driving just south of the Toledo Blade exit.

Miller died at the scene.

Detectives believe Miller was targeted by a group of men from the Lee County area.

It is believed that two vehicles are associated with the shooting death.

There is a surviving witness in the case who is cooperating.

Javaris Miller was driving his 2019 Cadillac XTS from "The Hall" nightclub in Palmetto and drove through North Port at approximately 3:30 a.m.

If anyone was driving on I-75 during this time and has any information on either of the two vehicles that were chasing the victim, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

Tips may also be made online at or on the P3 Tips mobile app.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,000.