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Man found shot dead in front of his home

Man was a former corrections officer

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A man is found shot dead in front of his home Wednesday night, said the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said that Ronnie Charles Damon, 29, was found shot in front of his home, at 301 Larch Road. Deputies immediately started medical assistance before medics arrived, but Damon was pronounced dead when they arrived.

Damon worked for the Marion County Sheriff's Office from Dec. 2007- Oct. 2014. He was a former corrections officer and reached the rank of corporal for the department. He was considered a dedicated employee.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Zachary Hughes at 352-369-6805 or the Marion County Crime Stoppers at 352-368-STOP.