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 student arrested

Vanguard High School student arrested

A Vanguard High School student was arrested Friday after another student reported that one of his classmates had a loaded weapon. The 9th grader was removed from campus and was immediately expelled. In an e-mail to Ocala Post, Marion County Public Schools Public Information Officer, Kevin Christian, wrote, “We believe this incident is NOT connected […]

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, […]

Vanguard student robs store at gunpoint, needed money for cap and gown

Vanguard student robs store at gunpoint, needed money for cap and gown

A Vanguard High School senior was arrested Thursday and charged with Armed Robbery. Clarence Sylvester Cobarris, 18, was arrested by an Ocala Police Department detective, at 605 Northeast 27th Street, Ocala, at 1:41 a.m. Police say they responded to the Kangaroo Gas Station, located at 909 Northeast 28th Street, after a store clerk called 911 […]