Ocala man arrested on charge of attempted murder

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of attempted second-degree murder after another man was shot in the neck and leg early Sunday morning in Ocala.

Ocala police officers responded at 4:42 a.m. to 1223 S.W. Ft. King Street where they found the 27-year-old male victim, who was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.

Lester Ray Smith

Lester Ray Smith

Lester Ray Smith was located near the crime scene and was established as a person of interest. As the investigation progressed, probable cause for arrest was established. He is also facing a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Sergeant Jamie Buchbinder at 352-369-7084.  You may also remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP (7867), or you can text a tip to 274637 using keyword 368-STOP.  You may also visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.



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