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Man dies after fatally shooting woman, 1-year-old baby, deputies say

Adults identified as Kevin Farias, Jessica Johnson

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A man has died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds after he shot and killed a woman and their 1-year-old daughter in the Ocala National Forest, officials said.

Deputies said 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias, of Minnesota, fatally shot Jessica Johnson, 32, and their 1-year-old daughter, Gabriela Farias, in what appears to be a murder-suicide incident. 

Detectives said a suspicious death investigation was underway near Forest Road 88, about a mile north of the shooting range, after a passerby found the victims at 10:52 a.m.

Farias was also found at the scene suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to deputies. He was taken to a hospital but later died, officials said.

 


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