Man dies in shootout with Marion deputies
Sgt. Daniel Trammell struck in leg
OCALA, Fla. – A man wounded in a shootout with Marion County sheriff's deputies has died, according to authorities.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office said Cristiaan Oliver Dubrino, 31, died in the shooting, which happened Wednesday night at the Marathon/Kangaroo gas station on Southeast 20th Street in Ocala.
The Sheriffs' Office said it received a call about a gunman, and deputies found a man getting in and out of his vehicle while holding two handguns.
Deputies made contact with the gunman, and authorities said he raised one of the handguns to his head, at which time deputies began negotiating with him, telling him to put down his weapons.
The gunman then pointed the other handgun toward deputies and began firing at them, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Deputies returned fire, and during the exchange, Sgt. Daniel Trammell suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, deputies said.
Both were taken to a hospital. Trammell was later released, and Dubrino was listed in critical condition. Dubrino died Wednesday night, sheriff's officials said.
A crowd of people gathered in the parking lot across the street to watch as the scene unfolded.
"It was like a movie theater out here," said Mark Kramer, who added that he heard 20 to 30 shots. "It's pretty scary. It's very close to home and, typically, we don't have a lot of this stuff happen around here."
"Our hearts all stopped when we heard that one of our own had been shot while on duty. It's never a phone call I ever want to receive," Sheriff Chris Blair said. "Sgt. Trammell is an outstanding member of our agency, and we ask our community to send him their prayers and healing thoughts as he recovers. We will continue to work with the FDLE to ensure that a thorough, independent investigation is completed in regards to this incident."
The investigation was turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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