Update: Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz identified the deputies who were ambushed and killed while they ate lunch at the Ace Chinese restaurant today in Trenton, FL as Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey.
“The two deputies were men of integrity and loyalty, the sheriff said. “They were the best of the best,” he said, “I can tell you that I loved them.”
Two Gilchrist County Deputies were shot and killed around 3:00 p.m. today while they sat inside a Chinese restaurant and ate their lunch in Trenton, Florida.
According to reports, the suspect walked up to the restaurant and opened fire on the deputies through a window.
When more deputies arrived at the scene, they found the shooter as well as the deputies deceased.
In a press release issued by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, “it remains an active criminal investigation with no apparent motive or indications as to why this tragedy occurred. Sheriff Bobby Schultz has been on scene throughout the afternoon with his deputies and their families, notifying additional loved ones.”
Trenton is located north of Tampa and west of Gainesville.
GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE has suffered a terrible tragedy. Please avoid the area of SR 26 from the red light to the area of subway. No suspects are at large. Further updates will be posted later.
— Gilchrist Co Sheriff (@GCSOFlorida) April 19, 2018
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