Shots fired at FHP trooper during pursuit in Ocala

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A State Trooper with the Florida Highway Patrol was fired at Thursday afternoon during a pursuit of a vehicle suspected of being involved in a previous shooting.

According to FHP, the trooper was notified about the initial shooting incident in downtown Ocala around 3 p.m. Thursday.

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The trooper made contact with the suspect vehicle, described as a silver Nissan sedan, as it left a parking garage nearby.

According to FHP, the trooper attempted to get the driver to get out of the car, but they ignored his commands and sped away.

The trooper began a pursuit during which a passenger in the suspect vehicle fired multiple shots back at the trooper and his patrol car.

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The trooper wasn’t injured, but the suspect vehicle was able to get away and remains at-large.

The Ocala Police Department is investigating the initial shooting incident.