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.

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SkyClymber
SkyClymber

These murders are the result of Sodama having ICE stand down while he hotshoted terrorists from the Middle East and ms13 assassins over our borders...and this is just the start. All refugees and gangsters must be rounded up and expelled from our nation before they accomplish more mayhem...
My humblest condolences to the families of the two ambushed officers.

Heezels
Heezels

Officers inside the restaurant, assailant fires on them from the outside. His position was concealed. And you don’t necessarily have to be waiting, you could simply launch a surprise attack from a concealed position. Which his was.

Also, not sure why it matters whether or not it was an ambush. This seems like a petty talking point by people to make it seem like the action is somehow less heinous.

YChangeUS
YChangeUS

Burgers Allday is nothing more than a brainwashed progressive liberal who is trying to talk up a tragedy to fit the despicable narrative he/she supports. 1) It WAS an Ambush: 2) It doesn't matter whether you say it was an Ambush or not, because whether or not it was an "ambush" has NOTHING to do with the subject at hand. This was Cold, Calculated Murder. 3) The 2 Policeman who died here are HEROES because they took an oath to defend and serve and protect the People (even you). The children at Parkland were not heroes, they were VICTIMS of a deranged individual. 4) Go spin your cockamamie ideas on some Communist Progressive Liberal social media site. Intelligent, law-abiding, American citizens want no part of your Hatred of our country.

Mic911
Mic911

Seriously?? You said that? The suspect shot them through a window while they were eating , the deputies never seen it coming and you say it is not an ambush? You are stupid as they come!!