Man killed in Levy County shootout, deputies say


Published: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 10:15 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 10:15 p.m.

A Levy County man was killed early Sunday morning after deputies say he broke into a house he recently had been kicked out of and was shot by a man inside, who was also wounded in the shootout.

John Paul Robinson had been living in the house with a woman and another man until Wednesday, when he was served with a restraining order instructing him to leave the home. The order has been requested by the woman who lived in the house.

Levy County Sheriff’s officials on Sunday refused to say where in Levy County the house is located or to answer any other questions related to the incident, including the identity of the wounded man and the woman or to say whether the woman had been injured in the gunfire.

A report on the agency’s website said that shortly before 3 a.m., Robinson broke into the house through a locked back door. He was armed with a sawed-off shotgun and confronted a man sleeping on a couch in the living room.

The two men shot at each other with shotguns, and Robinson was fatally hit in the upper-left shoulder. The unidentified man had two gunshot wounds to his lower extremities and was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

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