Suspect Shot and Killed by Victim During Armed Home Invasion In Summerfield

On Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputies responded to a residence located at 10420 SE 158th Place in Summerfield in reference to an armed home invasion. When deputies arrived on scene, they made contact with the victim, who stated that a suspect armed with a handgun entered the home and injured his dog. The victim told deputies that he barricaded himself in a room in the house to get away from the suspect and the suspect attempted to forcefully enter the room. The victim stated that he then shot the suspect and the suspect fled the residence. Soon after the home invasion, the suspect was dropped off by unknown persons outside the Ocala Health Summerfield Emergency Room, where he was later pronounced deceased.

MCSO Major Crimes detectives are in the preliminary stages of this investigation and are not releasing the identities of those involved at this time due to next of kin notification. If you have any information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact Detective Larry McArdle at 352-369-3535, or citizens can call in anonymous tips to the Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP or 352-368-7867. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. For Crime Stoppers, please reference 17-106 in your tip.

UPDATE: The decedent’s next of kin has been notified and he has been identified as Shawn Michael King (DOB: 05/31/1985).

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