MCSO: deputies still searching for clues to solve Ronnie Damon's homicide
MARION COUNTY, Fla.-- It's been more than a year since Marion County corrections officer Ronnie Damon was shot and killed in his driveway and his killer is still on the loose.
Damon's family members who say they will never forget the life of their loved one.
Carrie Allen said, “I don't want anybody to forget him because he was our world."
Sandy Damon said, "It was hard for me to see my husband struggle, knowing that he found him and it was nothing that we could do."
Sandy says Ronnie came home early the evening of January 6th, 2016 to spend some time with the family and his new infant daughter Kaylin.
And after eating dinner and putting Kaylin to sleep, Ronnie went outside to work on his car.
Gary Damon says the sounds he heard next coming from the driveway shook up his entire world for the worst.
Gary Damon said," I came around the corner of the house hollering for him and he didn't answer. So I thought he might have been kneeling down on the other side of the car because I knew he was putting speakers in.
Then when I walked around the other side of the car I found him lying on the concrete with a head wound and blood. So I ran back inside and told my wife to call 911 because Ronnie just got shot, somebody had just killed him."
Friends of Ronnie describe him as a gentle giant, fun loving and an all-around good guy; that's why they say it's hard to believe that someone would take his life.
Lauren Lettelier said, “This action that this person took in taking Ronnie's life has affected so many people and it's devastating for all of us that knew him and who were touched by him."
Ronnie's family says they pray the killer is taken off the streets soon.
Carrie Allen said," Nobody should have to go through what we went through and at the very least we should get some closure to know who did this and why."
The Sheriff's Office is hoping someone will give them the information that will lead to an arrest.
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