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Deputies identify Gainesville man found shot death on side of Marion County road

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Homicide investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office need help finding a killer.

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Deputies were first called Monday morning for a report of a dead man found along the roadway in the 15700 block of NW 41st Avenue in Reddick.

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Responding deputies later found the man had died of a gunshot wound and launched a homicide investigation.

The victim was identified by the sheriff’s office Tuesday as 23-year-old Gainesville resident Dequandre Alexander.

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Now, investigators with MCSO’s Major Crimes Unit are asking for help figuring out what led to Alexander’s death.

Anyone with information about what happened to him is asked to call Detective Nicholas Sutliff at (352) 368-3546.

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Tips can also be submitted anonymously through CrimeStoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-7867, or STOP.

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