Two deputies shot, killed in suspected ambush in Florida

Posted at 4:58 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 07:43:46-04

TRENTON, Fla. — Two deputies in Trenton, Florida were killed in the line of duty on Thursday.

Around 4 p.m., the deputies, with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, were shot and killed in a suspected ambush, according to the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. FDLE is on the scene investigating.

The shooting occurred on SR-26 and East Wade Street in Trenton, Florida. Trenton is approximately two hours north of Tampa Bay. 

No suspects are at large, according to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office.



Around 5:20 p.m., Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that he has been briefed by Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz on the shooting. "I’ve offered any state support they may need," he wrote in a tweet.

No additional information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting have been released at this time.

Several law enforcement agencies across Florida began offering their condolences and support to the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Department.










This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.