NEWBERRY ‒ In the aftermath of a shooting incident that left a Newberry High School senior dead, law enforcement is searching for answers. According to information provided by The Alachua County sheriff’s Office (ACSO), around 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024, ACSO deputies responded to a report of a shooting near 100 N.W. 253rd Street in Newberry.

Upon arrival, deputies spotted an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. ACSO Deputies rendered medical aid until the victim could be transported by Alachua County Fire Rescue. The victim was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The man was later identified on Monday as 18-year-old Jermaine Godbolt, a senior at Newberry High School.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear, and authorities are seeking assistance from individuals who may have witnessed or heard anything relevant to the case

As ACSO officials appeal to the public for any information that may assistance in their investigation, they encourage people to contact them at 352-955-1818. Callers can remain anonymous by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc at 352-372-STOP (7867), or by downloading the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips app or visiting https://www.stopcrime.tv/

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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