Fashawn Micquiel King

Suspect That Shot At Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, Behind Bars

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Investigators have arrested the passenger-suspect in the November 19th shooting in Ocala. On Thursday, November 19, 2020, a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was notified of a shooting that had just occurred in downtown Ocala. As the suspect vehicle exited a parking garage, the Trooper commanded the driver to exit his vehicle. The driver ignored the Trooper’s directions and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The Trooper began a pursuit of the vehicle described as a silver-colored Nissan sedan. During the pursuit, a passenger of the fleeing vehicle shot multiple times at the Trooper and his patrol car. The Trooper lost contact with the vehicle and was struck or injured during this encounter.

A traffic stop on November 20, 2020, at 2:31 a.m., by a Gainesville Police Officer in east Alachua County resulted in the arrest of David Le-Otis James, DOB 08/06/85 of Starke. James was identified as the driver of the 2020 Nissan involved in the earlier shooting incident in Marion County. James was booked into the Alachua County Jail on an outstanding warrant issued in Marion County.

The passenger in this shooting incident has been identified as Fashawn Micquiel King, of Ocala, and was arrested by the Ocala Police Department on an outstanding warrant on Saturday, November 21,

Fashawn Micquiel King

Mr. King is currently in the Marion County Jail. FHP investigators have charged King with the following charges: Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm while engaged in a Criminal Offense, and Discharging a Firearm in Public From a Vehicle.

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