Police: Man fatally shot after altercation in Ocala


OCALA, Fla. - Police in Ocala said a man is dead following a shooting Friday evening.

Officers and emergency crews responded to reports of shots fired on the 1900 block of SW 3rd Street around 9:30 p.m.

According to police, a 40-year-old man was found on the ground with a gunshot wound. The man, later identified as Julius Jacobs, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Witnesses told investigators that Jacobs was involved in an altercation with three black males before the shooting. Officials have no further description of the three men.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident contact the Ocala Police Department.