Newberry shooting claims one

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A dispute between two neighbors led to a fatal shooting in Newberry on Wednesday morning.

According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), deputies responded to a shooting at 27726 SW 87th Ave. at 9:24 a.m.

It was determined that two neighbors were in a dispute when one neighbor fatally shot the other one. After deputies spoke with all parties, processed the evidence at the scene and conferred with the State Attorney’s Office, it was determined the shooting appeared to be an act of self-defense and no charges will be filed at this time.

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According to the ACSO, the case is not officially closed, but the neighbor who shot appeared to be a victim of assault and battery.

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