24-year-old man shot to death in Ocala

Alton Wilkerson arrested in death of Tyler Richardson

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OCALA, Fla. – A man was arrested on murder charges after a 24-year-old Ocala man was shot to death Tuesday night, according to police.

Ocala police said Alton Wilkerson was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Tyler Richardson.

According to police, officers were called to the 2300 block of Fort King Street around 10:04 p.m. and found Richardson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center and later died, police said.

Wilkerson was taken into custody after he called authorities and admitted to the shooting, police said.

When interviewed by detectives, Wilkerson was cooperative but could not give a reason for the shooting, according to authorities.

Wilkerson led detectives to the gun, which was found in a wooded area near the shooting location.

Wilkerson is now being held in the Marion County Jail facing a second-degree charge. He’s being held on $50,000 bond.


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