Man shot, killed in Ocala; suspected shooter sought

Police responded to shooting near 1200 block of SW Fort King Street

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

OCALA, Fla. – A man died after being shot in Ocala early Saturday morning, according to the police department.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of the 1200 block of SW Fort King Street around 2:07 a.m.

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The Ocala Police Department said they found Searron Brookes, 42, shot in the chest. He was taken to the hospital where he later died, police said.

Searron Brooks, 42, died following a shooting in Ocala on Oct. 2. (Ocala Police Department)

The department said the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 352-369-7000. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-7867 or submitted at

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