Family, friends want answers after 23-year-old shot to death

Family, friends want answers after 23-year-old shot to death

Family and friends say that they are still mourning the death of Christopher James Jr. and want answers as to why he was shot and killed on August 7. A friend of the family, who respectfully requested not to be named, told Ocala Post that James was well-liked in the community. She also said that the […]

Another shooting in Ocala, one dead, one injured

Another shooting in Ocala, one dead, one injured

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are looking for information in regards to a fatal shooting Wednesday night. Police said the call came in at approximately 10:45 p.m. The shooting took place at Hope Villas apartments, located at 830 Northeast 28th Street. Upon arrival, police found the body of a man, identified as 23-year-old Christopher […]

Trial for murder suspect should begin soon

Trial for murder suspect should begin soon

Ocala, Florida — Assistant State Attorney Rich Buxman says that the trial for the man suspected of killing jiffy store clerk Ujjval “Rocky” Patel, 33, should begin in September. The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery on  April 22, 2016, at the Jiffy Food Store, located at 2425 Northwest 10th Street, Ocala. At that time, […]

Democratic presidential candidates attack gun rights, blame President Trump for El Paso shooting

Democratic presidential candidates attack gun rights, blame President Trump for El Paso shooting

By Rebecca Long/The Daily Lash On MSNBC, Democratic presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker,  and Sen. Kamala Devi Harris blatantly blamed President Donald Trump for the shooting that left 20 people dead in El Paso, Texas. The shooter, who was identified as 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, allegedly posted a white nationalist manifesto online prior […]

Marion County shootings leaves one dead, two others injured

Marion County shootings leaves one dead, two others injured

Marion County — Two people were shot in Silver Springs Shores Saturday after individuals from two vehicles exchanged gunfire. A woman was injured during a second shooting in Reddick. In the Shores shooting, investigators discovered a black Dodge Charger riddled with bullet holes. Inside the car was the body of a deceased black male. Additionally,  […]

Retired postmaster and Vietnam veteran found shot to death, information sought

Retired postmaster and Vietnam veteran found shot to death, information sought

Summerfield, Florida — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person(s) responsible for the death of a man who was a retired postmaster and Vietnam veteran. The man has been identified as 76-year-old Richard Edward Peters. His body was discovered on July 26, after a deputy arrived at Peters’ home, located in the 14500 block […]

Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Man shoots mother, sets house on fire

Ocklawaha — A man was arrested after it was determined that he shot his mother and set the house on fire. At approximately 3:20 a.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 16663 SE 53rd Street, Ocklawaha. Upon arrival, firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames. Once the fire was out, […]

OPD seeks information in shooting at mobile home park

OPD seeks information in shooting at mobile home park

Ocala — The Ocala Police Department is looking for information involving a shooting at White Oaks Mobile Home Park, located at 3920 Southwest 30th Street. Police responded to the MHP on June 18, after a woman reported that someone fired shots through her bedroom window. Police said that there were children present in the home […]

Two arrested following bar shooting

Two arrested following bar shooting

Belleview, Florida — Two women suspected of having a gun during a bar fight Saturday have been arrested. in which another woman was shot in the leg. Shailya Maruca, 19, and Alexcia Tooley, 20, were taken into custody by the Belleview Police Department over the weekend. Police was called to Bumbers, located at 10837 South […]

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 […]

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