[UPDATE] 6-24 10:30am -
Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person at 17829 N. CR225. After arriving on scene, deputies made contact with a suspect identified as Robert Scott McBride (DOB 09/11/67) of Keystone Heights. Deputies confronted McBride and shortly thereafter shots were fired by deputies. McBride immediately received first aid by deputies on scene but succumbed to his injuries. Detectives are currently investigating the details that led to the shooting. A parallel internal investigation is also underway as a matter of policy. Both involved deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigations.
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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. (AP) --
A north Florida man was shot and killed by deputies responding to a call about a suspicious person.
Alachua County Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Kelly tells The Gainesville
Sun that 43-year-old Robert Scott McBride received first aid from
deputies but died at the scene in Keystone Heights on Thursday
Kelly says passers-by called 911 to report that "something
wasn't right" about McBride's behavior. Detectives have yet to
determine whether McBride was armed and why deputies opened fire.
Two deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on
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