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Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

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FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports.

According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Sabal Pipeline at 9:00 am Sunday morning after receiving reports of a man shooting at the pipeline and equipment using a high-powered rifle.

While deputies were responding, the suspect fled the scene into Citrus County triggering a multi-county high-speed chase.

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Citrus County deputies and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers located the suspect and initiated a pursuit on US Hwy 41.

The pursuit ended when a Trooper completed a “precision immobilization technique” bringing the suspect’s vehicle to a stop on the shoulder of the road.

When the vehicle stopped, the suspect opened fire on the deputies and troopers.

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The deputies and troopers returned fire striking the suspect.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deputies and troopers did not suffer any injuries.

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The suspect’s identity has not been released pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.

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