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Holmen woman, child fatally shot in Florida; Shooter kills self

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Photo posted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Photo posted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Florida.
Ocala, FL -

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a Minnesota man has died two days after killing his girlfriend and young child before shooting himself.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning that 27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias of Waconia, Minnesota, died. A motorist found the family in the middle of a clay road in the Ocala National Forest on Saturday morning.

Officials said 32-year-old Jessica L. Johnson of Holmen, Wisconsin, and the couple's 1-year-old daughter, Gabriela Farias, died at the scene.

Farias was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Ocala is in north Florida.


UPDATE: The Marion County Sheriff's Office says that the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Holmen woman and her child has now died himself of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

27-year-old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias died in a hospital after the shooting of  Jessica Johnson, 32, and her daughter, 1-year-old Gabriela Farias.


Officials from the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Florida say a mother and her toddler are dead, the father in critical condition after a shooting Saturday morning.

Public Information Director Paul Bloom tells News 19 around 11 a.m. Saturday morning, a passerby discovered the scene at the Ocala National Forest and called police. At the scene, deputies found 32-year-old Jessica Johnson of Holmen WI and her daughter 1-year old Gabriela Farias dead of apparent gun shot wounds. Deputies also found 27-year old Kevin Benjamin Olesen Farias of Waconia, MN with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but still alive.

Farias was taken to an area hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Bloom says Farias has been unconscious and unable to answer questions on what happened. He told ABC Affiliate WFTV he's not sure why Farias and Johnson were at the park as it didn't appear they were camping or visiting the public gun range nearby.

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