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Passenger in car killed when man opened fire on ex-girlfriend’s car, Marion deputies say

Fatal shooting took place on SE 56th Street near Ocala

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released more information about the incident where a woman was shot and killed in Ocala after she was caught in a crossfire between an ex-couple.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released more information about the incident where a woman was shot and killed in Ocala after she was caught in a crossfire between an ex-couple. (MCSO)

OCALA, Fla. – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office released more information about a woman who was shot and killed during a dispute between a man and another woman.

Deputies responded to 2600 block 56th Street around 3:40 a.m. Sunday for a shooting where 23-old Sonja Stahl was killed, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The sheriff’s office said Alexa Newton, 22, drove to the home of her ex-boyfriend, Timothy Mack. Newton told investigators she came to the home to collect child support from Mack, records show

Witnesses said when Newton got to Mack’s house she broke the front door window of his home and attempted to get inside. Mack told deputies he was able to prevent Newton from getting inside and asked her to leave his property, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said Mack told them Newtown went back to her car and started to drive toward him.

Investigators said Mack claimed he shot at the vehicle in hopes of disabling it.

Deputies said one round hit Stahl and killed her.

The sheriff’s office will review this stand-your-ground case with the state attorney’s office.

Newton is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and criminal mischief. She is being held in the Marion County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

Mack is being held without bond for violating his probation, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was arrested for possession of a gun by a felon and evidence tampering.

Deputies said Mack is a violent felony offender of special concern. Investigators said he must remain in custody until his violation of probation case is resolved.


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