Man shot, killed in parking lot of Walmart in Marion County

Thomas James Brown dies in shooting

SILVER SPRINGS SHORES, Fla. - A 21-year-old man was shot and killed late Wednesday night in the parking lot of a Walmart in Marion County, according to deputies.

Thomas James Brown died in the shooting, which occurred just after 11 p.m. at 34 Bahia Avenue in Silver Springs Shores, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said a 911 caller reported the shooting, and Brown was found dead at the scene.

Brown had been arguing with another man, who shot Brown several times, according to deputies.  The suspected shooter fled in a sport utility vehicle but was later located near Ocklawaha, deputies said.

The man was detained for questioning, but no charges have been filed, deputies said.

An investigation is ongoing.

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