Shooting at On Top of the World, two dead

Shooting at On Top of the World, two dead

[Last updated on May 12, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred at 8747 Southwest 93rd Place — a residence at On Top of The World in the Friendship Colony neighborhood. The call came in at approximately 8:40 a.m. The MCSO SWAT team and Air-1 were […]

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Reward offered for arrest in death of Ocala store clerk

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who shot and killed a store clerk. The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery on  April 22, 2016, at  the Jiffy Food Store, located at 2425 Northwest 10th Street, Ocala. Detectives said that at approximately 9:50 a.m., a […]

MCSO: Shooting investigation in TimberWalk neighborhood

MCSO: Shooting investigation in TimberWalk neighborhood

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the TimberWalk neighborhood near Marion Oaks. The incident location is the vicinity of Southwest 133rd Lane Road and Southwest 86th Avenue, Ocala. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Public Information Officer, Lauren Lettelier, said, “One person was shot and transported […]

Update: Victims of HWY 484 shooting were sitting in car

Update: Victims of HWY 484 shooting were sitting in car

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a shooting that occurred near the RaceTrac, located at 1525 Southwest Highway 484, on March 31. According to newly released information, the victims’ car had broken down on Southwest 134th Street, just west of 16th Avenue Road, where they were waiting for assistance. According to […]

Shooting near Highway 484 RaceTrac, suspect(s) on the run

Shooting near Highway 484 RaceTrac, suspect(s) on the run

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred near the RaceTrac, located at 1525 Southwest Highway 484. According to officials on the scene, a male, who has not been identified, was shot in the foot. His injuries were non-life-threatening. Witnesses reported hearing more than one shot being fired, […]

Teen dies from gunshot wound, investigation underway

Teen dies from gunshot wound, investigation underway

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at Greenfield’s Apartments on Monday. At approximately 6:30 p.m., 911 operators received a call in reference to shooting at 2950 Southeast 53rd Court, Ocala. Deputies were the first to arrive on the scene. Upon arrival, they found that Altwan E. Crim, […]

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday night. According to reports, at approximately 8:09 p.m., on February 17, officers responded to 1307 Northwest 12th Avenue in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a black male, later identified as Mallory D. Moton, lying on the […]

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Teen arrested for home invasion shooting

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives arrested a teenager after he admitted to shooting a 38-year-old man in the abdomen. According to a press release, on February 14, officers responded to Laurel Park Apartments, located at 100 Northwest 23rd Place, in reference to a home invasion in which five unknown, armed, black males entered a […]

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

[Last updated on February 4, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy and an unidentified suspect were injured Wednesday night during a shooting at the Marathon gas station, located at 1940 SE 58th Ave, also known as Baseline Road. At approximately 7:00 p.m., MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Marathon […]

Bail bondsman arrested after shooting

Bail bondsman arrested after shooting

Ocala, Florida — The owner of a local bail bonds company was arrested after he fired a shot at one of his clients. According to reports, two males, later identified as Larry Muir, 69, and Hans Hernandez, 49, were chasing Dorothea Stolicker, who was out on bond through ABC Bail Bonds. Muir is the owner […]

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

Pedro, Florida  — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement officials were met with gunfire as they attempted to serve a warrant on Wednesday morning. According to MCSO Lt. Ryan Robbins, SWAT members and agents with the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) were shot at while serving a high-risk drug search warrant at 332 […]

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two more criminals involved in the shooting that took place at the Cloud 9 nightclub on September 13, 2015. These arrests make a total of three in this case, after Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24, was arrested on September 21, 2013. Six people were shot on […]

Arrest made: Cloud 9 shooter had been questioned in previous shooting

Arrest made: Cloud 9 shooter had been questioned in previous shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations has  made an arrest in the September 13, 2015, Cloud 9 nightclub shooting. On Monday, MCSO and the US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24. He has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Benetria Robinson, […]

Cloud 9 nightclub faces closure; nuisance to Ocala

Clean up the prostitutes, violence, and drugs or close

Cloud 9 nightclub faces closure; nuisance to Ocala

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office put the nightclub, Cloud 9, on notice — either clean it up or be shut down. MCSO sent a certified letter of Notice of a Potential Drug-Related Public Nuisance Abatement Action to nightclub owner, Anthony T. Pastorino. A nuisance abatement, as a legal term, is a […]