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Man shot and killed in Gainesville by deputy

1:35 PM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Recardio Shormon Clark, 33, was killed as a result of an officer involved shooting on Sunday, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

Details of the report state that Deputies William Frank Williams and Jake Skelly responded to a call in the Tower Oaks Glenn apartment complex after receiving a complaint about an assault and battery.

Upon arrival, the deputies made contact with Clark and sometime during the communication with the deputies, Clark shot at Deputy Williams with a handgun, hitting him in the upper torso.

The police said that Deputy Williams returned fire striking Clark multiple times.

Deputy Williams was transported to Shands Hospital where he was treated and released. The deputy was wearing a ballistic vest which stopped the gunshot by Clark.

Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting an active investigation into the shooting. Both responding officers have been placed on administrative leave.

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