Sunday, August 25, 2013

Domestic Dispute Ends in a Man’s Death

At 3:08 a.m. on August 25, 2013 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female reporting that someone had been shot at her home. As 911 operators obtained information from the caller it was discovered that an exchange of gunfire had occurred between an occupant of the home and the defendant John Paul Robinson.


Last Wednesday Robinson was served with an Injunction for Protection (Restraining Order) by Levy County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The Court order instructed Robinson to vacate the home. This order was to protect the petitioner, who is also the 911 caller from further violence.


Shortly before the 911 call was made, Robinson secretly and forcibly entered the home through a locked back door. Robinson was armed with a sawed off shotgun and encountered a male occupant sleeping on the couch in the living room area of the home. The two men exchanged gunfire. Robinson was struck once in the upper left shoulder from a shotgun blast fired by the occupant of the home. This shot was fatal. The occupant suffered two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and was transported to a local Emergency Room for treatment. He is listed in stable condition. This investigation is continuing.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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