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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/08/2022

LAKE SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE IN UMATILLA

Lake County sheriff's deputies responded to the area of Merrell Avenue in Umatilla just after 3:25 p.m. this afternoon regarding a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, responding deputies discovered an adult male at a residence located at 38946 Merrell Avenue who had been shot. Paramedics attempted to transport the male to AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares; however, he passed away during transport.

The identity of the deceased male is not yet being released.

Anyone with information concerning this incident can call Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS, where they can remain completely anonymous and can be eligible for a cash reward.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional details will be released as they become available.

Released by John Herrell

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