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Man involved in unprovoked fatal shooting of autistic teen arrested

Ocala Police Department
Ocala Police Department

OCALA, FL– The Ocala Police Department announced the arrest of 20-year-old Geremy Doel Navarro for the murder of 19-year-old Ferron Williams on Jan. 27, 2022.
Authorities say when the shooting occurred, Williams was sitting on the front porch of an acquaintance’s residence on NW 6th Ave to use the public Wi-Fi from a nearby Hardees.
Navarro for unknown reasons began firing at Williams from the street.
Authorities found Williams on NW 10th St with multiple bullet wounds. He was rushed to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.
After over a year of investigating, authorities finally identified Navarro as the shooter and took him into custody on Friday, March 31st:
“I want to commend the tireless dedication of our detectives who have worked diligently for the past 14 months to bring closure to the heinous murder of 19-year-old Ferron Williams, said Chief Mike Balken. “Their persistence in this investigation has led to the arrest of Geremy Navarro and I am proud to say that justice will finally be served.”
Video from Navarro’s arrest shows him smiling as he was taken into custody.
He is now facing first-degree murder charges.