Two Gilchrist Deputies Assassinated Through Restaurant Window

Two Gilchrist County Deputies were fatally shot in Trenton on Thursday.

Trenton, FL - Two Gilchrist county deputies were murdered on Thursday after a gunman fatally shot them through a restaurant window.

Gilchrist Sheriff Bobby Schultz released a statement saying that the two deputies were inside of the Ace China restaurant in Trenton at around 3:00 p.m.

A gunman approached the building and opened fire on the two deputies through a window in an ambush attack. UPDATE: Authorities now say that they believe the gunman was in the restaurant when he opened fire.

The deputies died on scene.

News4Jax reports that the suspect then walked back to his vehicle and fatally shot himself.

No other suspects are believed to be associated at this time, and the motive for the shooting has not been released.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi released a statement which said, "My heart breaks with the tragic news of two Gilchrist County deputies that were senselessly killed today while in the line of duty. The daily risk that law enforcement officers take to protect our communities is overwhelming. My deepest condolences and prayers are with their families as they mourn the devastating loss of their loved ones. May their families, friends and fellow officers find peace and comfort during this very difficult time."

Our thoughts and prayers are with the murdered heroes and their families.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of Blue Lives Matter posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

Comments (20)
No. 1-20
bronx163
bronx163

Be alert out there people. MS 13 put a order out to smoke cops. And now this happened. No idea if connected but u never know.

Kateoxo
Kateoxo

My heartfelt sympathy to the Families and Colleagues of the Officers who were brutally murdered. You are all in my Heart, Thoughts and Prayers at this terribly sad time. 🙏💔🙏💔
Blue lives matter xx

ssteve3844
ssteve3844

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE arent' going to stand for much more of IDIOTS murdering police officers.

TOCG
TOCG

Any MS13 clown would have hid till he was found and gained some sort of rank in the gang for doing this. Then the state would give him some deal to snitch out his friends and he would have done about 10 years. Because LEOs get screwed from both sides.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

a tragedy, but not an ambush. wonder whether stricter gun control laws would have prevented this.