- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Officials say a north Florida police officer was fatally shot during a training accident.

An Ocala police spokeswoman said in an email that Officer Jared Forsyth was participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution shooting range Monday afternoon when the accident occurred.

Police say Forsyth was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he died from his wounds several hours later.

Details about the shooting weren’t immediately released. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was called to investigate.

Officials say the 33-year-old Forsyth joined the Ocala Police Department in April 2012.


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