MN Man Involved in Ocala National Forest Shooting Has Died 12 Mar 18

(Ocala StarBanner/Marion County FL)  Authorities say a Minnesota man has died after being involved in an apparent double-murder on Saturday in Florida before turning the gun on himself.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened in the Ocala National Forest in Florida.

Deputies responded to the area after receiving a report from a passerby who discovered the scene just before 11 a.m.

Authorities located an adult female and toddler who had died of gunshot wounds. 

They were identified as 32-year-old Jessica Johnson of Wisconsin and 1 -year-old Gabriela Farias.

Sheriff’s deputies also located an adult male at the scene suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, who was still alive Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office is now reporting that 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Oleson Farias of Waconia has died from his wounds.