Park shooting sends 17-year-old to hospital

Park shooting sends 17-year-old to hospital

Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a shooting that happened Monday at approximately 12 a.m. The shooting took place at Ralph Memorial Park, located at 1690 Pine Road, Ocala. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for his injuries. He is listed in stable condition. Detectives say a 17-year-old […]

Woman shot as she sat in her minivan

Woman shot as she sat in her minivan

Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in Marion Oaks, 3814 Southwest 143rd Lane Road, Wednesday morning. Authorities say a woman was shot while she was sitting inside her Chrysler Town & County minivan, which was parked in the driveway at at the aforementioned location. The Individual(s) who shot […]

Shooting prompted school lockdown

Shooting prompted school lockdown

    A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in the 2000 block of Northeast 3rd Street. The Ocala Police Department told Ocala Post that they are not identifying the man at this time. Ocala police surrounded the area and a nearby school was placed on lockdown. Investigators […]

Man dead following officer involved shooting at hotel

"Man was suicidal"

Man dead following officer involved shooting at hotel

[Last updated on January 13, 2017, at 8:17 p.m.] The man who died in the shooting has been identified as Kevin Tree, 54. FDLE is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The officers who were involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Original article […]

VA clinic, active shooter secured

VA clinic, active shooter secured

[Last updated on December 13, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.] Summerfield — The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic has been cleared and the active shooter has been secured. The shooter has been identified as Stephen Cometa, 60. He is currently being held at the Marion County Jail as a courtesy hold for the U.S. Marshals Service. According […]

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot and killed

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 shot and killed

A Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was fatally shot Tuesday evening while chasing down an armed suspect who had fled and fired at deputies in Deltona. K-9 Forrest was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital following the shooting. He passed away shortly after arrival. According to a press release, Forrest was shot at about 7:16 p.m. near […]

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Ocala, Florida — An alleged shooting led to the arrest of a sexual predator who is infected with HIV. Officers with the Ocala Police Department were conducting an investigation near the 2800 block of West Silver Springs Boulevard after a caller reported a shooting. While investigating, officers learned of a sexual battery allegation against a […]

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Citra, Florida — Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple felonies. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that, Jeffrey Williams, 15, and his brother, Mario Williams, 17, kicked in the back door their uncle’s home, located in the 17400 block of U.S. 301 North, and burglarized it. According to reports, the brothers stole a […]

Man robbed, shot after responding to dating site listing

Man robbed, shot after responding to dating site listing

Ocala, Florida — Two suspects are in jail following a shooting at a local apartment complex. On Sunday, Ocala police arrived at Lynn San Apartments, located at 1949 Southwest 30th Court, Ocala, to find Derrick Leroy Owens Jr. covered in blood. Owens told police that he had contacted a white female, later identified as Emily Kate […]

Teen shot in drive-by removed from life support

Teen shot in drive-by removed from life support

Ocala, Florida — A 17-year-old who was shot in a drive-by shooting, has died. According to a press release, Rizaki Germaine Johnson was removed from life support on Wednesday. The case has been upgraded to a Homicide. On September 28, Ocala police responded to the 400 block of Northwest Ninth Street just after 10 p.m., following a […]

Two teens shot following drive-by shooting, one critical

Two teens shot following drive-by shooting, one critical

  [Last updated on September 29, 2016, at 11 a.m.] Ocala police said that the female victim, 13, who was shot in the stomach, underwent surgery and was released Thursday. OPD originally stated that she was in critical condition. Ocala, Florida — Two teens  —  ages 13 and 17 — were reported as being in critical condition after a […]

Man fires several shotgun rounds into occupied home

Man fires several shotgun rounds into occupied home

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested after Marion County sheriff’s deputies say he fired several shotgun rounds into an occupied home. The incident happened on Northeast 172nd Place, Ocala. The victim told deputies that he and the suspect, Kevin Cornelius Mitchell, 30, had been working on a fence earlier in the day. According to […]

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

The shooter was a 14-year-old

Two arrested in July 4th fireworks tent shooting

  Silver Springs Shores — Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on Monday who were involved a shooting at a fireworks stand in the 7100 block of Maricamp Road. Quinnesha Roberts, 20, and Anquan Rashard Everett, 14, attempted to rob the fireworks stand and shot the security guard in the process. The shooting took […]

Third home invasion shooting in a little over a week

Third home invasion shooting in a little over a week

Ocala, Florida — For the third time since June 13, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion shooting. According to reports, the incident occurred on Northeast 44th Place, in MCSO’s North Central district, Ocala, on Tuesday, at approximately 2 a.m. There were several people home at the time of the home invasion. Investigators […]

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