Ocala Police Department investigating shooting at a restaurant that left one dead

The Ocala Police Department is investigation a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Ker’s WingHouse in Ocala that left one man dead.

Robert Kenard Bavle
Robert Kenard Bavle

OPD officers responded to an incident on Sunday at 9:52 p.m. in reference to a shooting at the wing house located at 2145 East Silver Springs Blvd., according to a media release. Officers located 26-year-old Jonathan Sullivan, who had suffered multiple gun shot wounds, in the parking lot. Sullivan was taken to a local hospital and died as a result of his injuries, the release stated. The shooting suspect, 23-year-old Robert Kenard Bavle, was arrested for second degree murder and transported to the Marion County Jail.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident can call Detective Mat Steckman at 352-369-7147. 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.


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