Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed Thursday in a restaurant in Trenton, Fla., in what appeared to be an ambush, officials said.
The Gilchrist County deputies died “after a suspect walked up” to the Ace China restaurant around 3 p.m. “and shot both deputies through the window,” the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement made on behalf of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.
“As fellow deputies responded to the scene, they found the shooter deceased outside the business, and both Deputy Sheriffs where they died of their wounds.”
Trenton is about two hours southwest of Jacksonville.
At this point, there is no clear motive for the shooting, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said, adding that it was an active criminal investigation.