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 […]

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Summerfield — A man was shot and killed Monday after he forced entry into an occupied residence in Summerfield. The suspect, armed with a gun, entered a home, located at 10420 Southeast 158th Place, Summerfield, and injured the victim’s dog. The victim stated that he locked himself inside a room in the house, and when […]

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Detectives are still on the hunt for a man who is accused of shooting another man. Police said the shooting took place Monday at Oak Wood Mobile Manor, located at 3366 Northwest 4th Street, Ocala. According to the arrest warrant, Roger D. Lebron Colon, 55, got into an argument […]

Man found shot to death in car

Man found shot to death in car

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department is currently investigating a homicide. OPD Captain Louis Biondi, said that the victim is a black male, possibly in his mid-30s. The victim’s name has not been released. According to a press release, the victim was shot to death. OPS was notified of the shooting at approximately 12 p.m. […]

Shooting, felon charged with attempted murder, information wanted

Shooting, felon charged with attempted murder, information wanted

Ocala, Florida — A convicted felon remained behind bars Tuesday after he was arrested and charged with Attempted Second-Degree murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Ocala Police Department detectives said that on June 18, 2017, at approximately 4:42 a.m., OPD responded to 1223 S.W. Ft. King Street, in response to a […]

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Ocala WingHouse shooting leaves one dead

Robert Bavle, 23, was arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Murder Sunday after he shot and killed another man. The shooting occurred at the Ocala WingHouse, located 2145 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, at approximately 9:52 p.m. A witness, Matthew Boyd, told Ocala police that Bavle left the restaurant, and as he was walking through the […]

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

Nurse shot in leg at hospital

  Law enforcement officials are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday inside West Marion Community Hospital, located at 4600 SW 46th Ct, Ocala. According to an inside source, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper brought in a man for evaluation after he called for help. Inside the hospital, the man allegedly became combative with a […]

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