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DeSoto County deputies investigating homicide south of Arcadia

Male victim died on scene; suspect found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 9:15 AM, Nov 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-13 07:10:56-05

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. — The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide south of Arcadia.

Deputies responded to SW Charlotte Street and SW Shores Avenue on Saturday morning around 4:46 a.m. about a shooting.

When they arrived deputies found a male shooting victim and provided first aid efforts.

The person died from his injuries at the scene.

Investigators say a female gunshot victim fled from a neighboring home. Deputies removed her from the area and she is being treated for her injuries.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team responded to the incident location and while clearing the residence located the body of the suspect who died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

The remains of the male victim and suspect are being transported to the Medical Examiners' Office.

This continues to be an open, ongoing investigation. Additional information will be provided at a later date.