Gunman arrested at Marion County bar after deadly shooting in Leesburg, deputies say

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Lake County deputies arrested a gunman after he killed a man Wednesday afternoon.

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Deputies said 57-year-old James Carlton of Fruitland Park is charged with killing a 27-year-old man in Leesburg.

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The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. on Whitney Road.

Photos: Gunman arrested at Marion County bar after deadly shooting in Leesburg, deputies say

Deputies said the victim was driving with another person on Whitney Road when he recognized Carlton driving, and they both stopped.

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After a short conversation, Carlton shot the victim in the head and fled the scene, deputies said.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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Deputies said Carlton was later tracked to a bar in Marion County, where he was arrested without incident.

Carlton was booked into the Marion County Jail on a murder charge.

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