60-year-old found dead in Ocala; 1 taken into custody in nearby county

Victim identified as Willie Lee Jones Jr.

One person is in custody while deputies conduct a homicide investigation in Ocala, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. (WKMG)

OCALA, Fla. – One person is in custody while deputies conduct a homicide investigation in Ocala, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a shooting in the 3800 block of SE 95th Street in Ocala around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and found a man who was dead.

Deputies said they found the person accused in the crime and a pursuit ensued.

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The person who fled from investigators was caught in Sumter County after a successful P.I.T. maneuver, according to the sheriff’s office.

The victim was identified as 60-year-old Willie Lee Jones Jr.

The name of the person in custody has not been released.


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