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NEWBERRY ‒ A man was found dead from a gunshot on Thursday night, June 16, around 10:25 p.m. Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 911 reports of a man lying on the ground next to a vehicle near Champions Park in Newberry. 

Upon arrival to the location at the 24000 block of Southwest 30th Avenue, they discovered 53-year-old Newberry resident Joseph M. Malone was deceased and had suffered a gunshot wound to his torso.

The type of gun used in the homicide was unknown but will be determined following an autopsy.

Alachua County Sheriffs’ deputies are urging the public to contact Alachua County Crime Stoppers if anyone has information about this incident.  A person can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc at 352-372-STOP (7867) or by downloading the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips app.

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