Two teens injured in shooting

Two teens injured in shooting

Two boys — ages 16 and 17 — were shot Tuesday night after someone fired several shots through the front of the mobile home where they were staying. The shooting occurred in the 8500 block of Northwest 13th Court. Investigators said there were several children home playing video games when the shooting occurred. The two […]

Body discovered at horse farm

Body discovered at horse farm

Marion County — Law enforcement officials responded to the Classic Mile Park Training Center, located at 13750 West Highway 40, Ocala after an employee discovered a dead body while checking on the horses. When investigators arrived, they found that a Hispanic male had been shot to death. Officials did not say how many times the […]

Information still being sought after man shot on doorstep

Information still being sought after man shot on doorstep

Ocala – The Ocala Police Department is still seeking the public’s help with identifying the person who shot a 65-year-old man. At approximately 1:50 a.m., Saturday, police were dispatched to White Oaks mobile home park, located at 3920 Southwest 30th Street after the victim’s roommate heard the shots and called 911. Upon arrival, police found that […]

Jealous rage lead man to kill ex-wife’s partner, 911 calls released

Jealous rage lead man to kill ex-wife’s partner, 911 calls released

On December 13, 2018, at approximately 9:14 am, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a shooting in the parking lot of the Quality Inn, located at 350 E Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando, FL. Upon arrival, deputies located a white, older male laying on the ground.  Emergency Medical Services were dispatched; […]

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Daytona — A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in Daytona Beach thanks to License Plate Reader technology that alerted law enforcement to his stolen vehicle. Jason Gibson, 38, was arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after he fled from a converging group […]

Walmart shooter removed from life support

Walmart shooter removed from life support

[Last updated on November 28, 2018, at 4:15 p.m.] David Johnson, the man who shot a woman inside a Walmart and later shot himself, was removed from life support Monday night and has died. On November 24, Johnson, 55, and 30-year-old Carli Cronin, were involved in an argument inside the Walmart garden center, located at […]

Walmart shooter still on life support

Walmart shooter still on life support

  David Johnson, the man who shot a woman inside a Walmart and later shot himself, is currently on life support at Ocala Regional Medical Center. “Johnson is on a ventilator and does not have any brain activity. He has not been officially pronounced deceased,” said Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer, Meghan Shay. On […]

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

[Last updated on July 18, 2018, at 6:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala police are seeking details in a shooting that left one man dead. A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Parkside Gardens Apartments, located at 621 Northwest Second Street, Ocala. According to the Ocala Police Department, the man was identified as […]

Attempted murder suspect smiles for his booking photo

Attempted murder suspect smiles for his booking photo

Ocala, Florida — A career criminal, Keith Joseph Crabtree Jr., 26, smiled for his booking photo Friday as he was booked on charges of Attempted Felony Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a New Legend Drug. On June 8, Ocala police responded to 710 Southwest 19th Avenue after a […]

Two shot in Summerfield

Two shot in Summerfield

Summerfield, Florida — A double shooting in Summerfield Tuesday night sent two men to the hospital — one in critical condition and the other is stable. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to 9430 Southeast 145th Place after receiving a call about a double shooting. Deputies arrived at the home to find that two males had been […]

Three people shot during altercation

Three people shot during altercation

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating after at three people were shot in the 1800 block of Southwest Seventh Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday. OPD stated that the shooting occurred during a fight. Three people were transported to a local hospital where they are being treated for their injuries. No names have […]

“Clown” arrested for shooting

“Clown” arrested for shooting

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Detectives have identified Kourtland Dukes, 21, as the “clown” who fired several shots Wednesday morning near Long’s Grocery, located at 803 Northeast 4th Street. Two men were shot and injured, which included Dukes. Witnesses stated that Dukes, who was dressed in all black and wearing a clown mask, approached the […]

Man in clown mask opens fire

Man in clown mask opens fire

  Ocala, Florida —  The Ocala Police Department is investigating after two men were shot Wednesday morning in northwest Ocala. Police were called to a convenience store, located at 803 Northwest 4th Street, following reports that a man wearing a clown mask had fired shots in the area. According to OPD Public Information Officer, Meghan […]

OPD: Man justified in shooting of Vanguard High School student

OPD: Man justified in shooting of Vanguard High School student

Ocala Police Department Detectives have concluded that the shooting of Vanguard High School student Jeffery Scott and former Student Marcus Cooper, was justified. The man who shot him, 54-year-old Edrige Rivers, will not be charged. According to surveillance video, as well as multiple student witnesses, Scott was the first to pull a gun during the […]

House where Vanguard student was shot, burned

House where Vanguard student was shot, burned

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating an arson suspect. On December 19, at approximately 2 a.m., a residential fire was reported in the 2200 block of Northwest 1st Avenue. According to OPD, On December 12, an altercation and shooting took place at the same location. The shooting […]

Vanguard High School teen killed, another injured

Vanguard High School teen killed, another injured

A Vanguard High School senior was killed Tuesday night and another man seriously injured following a shooting in Ocala. Ocala police said that at approximately 9:11 p.m. they received several calls about shots being fired near the 2200 block of Northwest First Avenue. Upon arrival, police found that Jeffery Scott, 18, and Marcus Cooper, 18, […]

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

Belleview woman shot to death, suspect hospitalized

A suspect who was wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a Belleview woman on Monday has been captured. A caller had reported a woman screaming, followed by gunshots. Belleview police responded to the 5900 block of Front Road and found the body of a woman who had been shot to death between two […]

Armed suspect on the run near Baseline Road

Armed suspect on the run near Baseline Road

  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is warning about an armed black male on the run near the 9400 block of Baseline Road. Deputies responded to Gulf Park subdivision while waiting for the Florida Highway Patrol to respond to an accident. Article continued below When deputies arrived, one of the occupants of a vehicle was armed with a gun […]

Two dead bodies found at a Dollar General, ruled double homicide

Two dead bodies found at a Dollar General, ruled double homicide

  [Last updated on August 27, at 1:25 p.m.] Weirsdale, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating after two dead bodies — one male one female — were found in a vehicle. The 911 call was received Saturday at approximately 9:38 a.m. When investigators arrived, they discovered a maroon Dodge Durango parked in the parking lot […]

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