Sheriff’s Office investigating Newberry homicide

Press release from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday night, June 16, around 10:25 p.m., deputies responded to the 24000 block of SW 30th Avenue (near Champions Park) in Newberry to a report of a man lying on the ground next to a vehicle. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim had suffered a gunshot wound and was deceased.

Detectives have identified the victim as 53-year-old Joseph M. Malone of Newberry.

If you have any information on Mr. Malone or the incident that led to his death, please call (352) 955-1818. You can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward by contacting Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc at (352) 372-STOP (7867) or download the Crime Stoppers P3 Tips app.