ACSO investigates Newberry gunshot death

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Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) deputies discovered a 53-year-old Newberry man dead from a gunshot wound near Champions Park on Thursday night. 

According to an ACSO release, deputies responded to the 24000 block of SW 30th Avenue around 10:25 p.m. to the report of a man lying on the ground next to a vehicle.

When deputies arrived, they located the deceased victim who had suffered a gunshot wound.

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ACSO detectives identified the victim as Joseph M. Malone, 53, of Newberry.

ACSO asks anyone with information on Malone or the incident that led to his death to call (352) 955-1818. You can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest by calling Crime Stoppers at (352) 372-STOP (7867) or download the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips app.

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