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Shots fired at FHP trooper in Ocala

A passenger in a fleeing car fired multiple shots at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in Ocala on Thursday afternoon.

The trooper was not injured.

According to FHP, the trooper was notified about a shooting in downtown Ocala and saw a car that may have been involved leaving a parking garage.

He ordered the driver of the silver Nissan to get out of the car.

But the driver sped away, and as the trooper followed the sedan, a passenger fired shots at his patrol car.

The car got away, and Ocala police are investigating the shooting.

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Joe Byrnes

About Joe Byrnes


Joe Byrnes came to WMFE/WMFV from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.