Sumter County

Man found dead after shooting at bar in Sumter County, deputies say

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Sumter County are investigating after a man was found dead at a bar early Saturday.

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Investigators responded around 12:20 a.m. to The Damn Pub at 4666 CR 300 Lake Panasoffkee for a reported shooting.

When deputies arrived, they found Shaun Farkus of Oxford, Florida dead from a gunshot wound.


Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to contact them.

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Deputies said a person involved “has been identified and is cooperating with the investigation.”

Deputies said there is no threat to the public.

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Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621. To remain anonymous, contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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