Video: Man dumps dead home invasion suspect at hospital, deputies say

Authorities attempting to identify man

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - Deputies are attempting to identify a man seen in surveillance video dumping a man who was fatally shot during a home invasion at an Ocala hospital, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The video was released to the public Thursday morning in connection with a home invasion on Monday in Summerfield. Deputies said Shawn Michael King,  32, was armed with a handgun when he broke into a home around 10:30 p.m.

The resident barricaded himself in his room to hide from King. When King attempted to forcefully enter the room, the resident shot him, according to a news release.

‚Äč"I just heard my back door get kicked in and next thing I know, my dog ran out and I heard a gunshot," the victim told News 6. "And the next thing I know, a guy was meeting me at my door with a gun, stuck the gun in my door. I slammed the door and the gun just started going off."

The man wasn't injured but his dog, Zeus, is recovering after being shot in the head.

Deputies said King fled from the home and a short time later, an unknown man dropped him off at Ocala Health Summerfield Emergency Room.

Video from the hospital shows a black four-door sedan pull up to a drop-off area. Immediately, the driver exits the vehicle walks around to the left side back passenger seat and pulls King from the vehicle.

"Whether or not this person was directly involved. Indirectly involved. We don't know or just trying to help somebody out and bring them to the hospital. We'd like to know his story," said Lauren Lettelier with Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The video is blurred to conceal King's identity.

Once King is out of the vehicle and onto the sidewalk, the man bangs on the glass hospital door. He then shuts the passenger door and gets back in the vehicle. He lingers there for a few seconds before driving off with King still lying on the sidewalk.

"We're trying to find this person of interest that we have released in this surveillance video so we can talk to that person and see what he knows and what happened," said Lettelier.

Deputies said the man in the video could be connected to Monday's home invasion in Summerfield and they're hoping someone will be able to identify him.

"Whether or not you heard anything that evening and know anything about this incident. You know, anybody who has talked to you about it. If they can identify this person and the car in this video, if you know somebody who drives a car like this or if you know this person in this video. You've watched the way he walks, see that he might have some tattoos on his legs. Maybe you can identify this person," said Lettelier.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP or 352-368-7867 and reference 17-106 in the tip. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.

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