Police ID man shot to death near Publix, Circle K in Ocoee

Fatal shooting happened at Clarke Road and Silver Star Road

OCOEE, Fla. – A man was shot and killed Thursday night near some stores at a busy intersection in Ocoee, police said.

The fatal shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. near Clarke Road and Silver Star Road, not far from a Publix and a Circle K.

Police have identified the victim as Gregory C. Reed, an Army veteran.

Gregory C. Reed (Ocoee Police Department)

Ocoee police were called to the shopping center and found an SUV crashed into a parked car. Police said Reed, discovered suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was taken to a hospital and died.

According to investigators, the suspect vehicle is a silver or white Mercedes SUV.

Police said they are searching for a white or silver Mercedes SUV (Ocoee Police Department)

Investigators spent hours scouring for evidence at a nearby gas station and the parking lot outside Publix.

No other details have been released.

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