Deputies arrest Avon Park shooting suspect

AVON PARK, FL – Tayten Hardy Clunis, 19, of Avon Park, has been arrested for the shooting of a 16-year-old- male that occurred on December 2, at 1029 Hal McRae Loop in Avon Park. Hardy-Clunis was charged with the following: attempted first degree murder, possession of a firearm or ammo by an adjudicated delinquent felon, and armed burglary of a dwelling. The victim is still in stable condition and expected to survive. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at (863) 402-7250 or Detective Dewayne Kelly at (863) 402-7823, or email If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact the Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). You can also send tips to our HCSO App and remain anonymous.