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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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Ambush involves lying and wait in a concealed place. That didn't happen here. Also, it doesn't appear that he snuck up on them. It was a surprise attack, but not an ambush. On the gun control issue, criminals don't follow the law but gun stores and gun shows do.

SWAT Medic
SWAT Medic

These members of the line were victims of what does meet the definition of ambush when used as a verb. But in all seriousness, could you wait even a little while before using the tragedy as an excuse to jump on your broken soapbox in regard to gun control? IT DOESN'T WORK and you have no idea what weapon was used or whether it legally belonged to the shooter (may he rest in hell!). Go away and allow people to grieve...

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

No, it doesn't meet the definition of "ambush" used as a verb. Also, people can grieve all tey want. I think these two officers are every bit as much heroes as the students who were assasinated at Parkland.

61mouse
61mouse

Gun. Free zone inside restaurant ??