81-year-old shoots man who followed, tried to rob him, Marion County deputies say

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:30:36 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2013 11:02:35 PM EDT

Marion County deputies say an 81-year-old man shot a 28-year-old who followed him in his truck for 20 minutes before ...

OCALA, Fla. -

An 81-year-old man shot a 28-year-old who he said followed him in his truck for 20 minutes before trying to rob him, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

[LISTEN:  911 call released in Ocala shooting]

Deputies said James Stevens shot Lonnie L. Hollingsworth Jr. in Ocala on Sunday, leaving him in critical condition.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Stevens said Hollingsworth followed him and approached his truck after he parked.

Hollingsworth said, "Give me everything you got," and Stevens shot him one time in the stomach, according to deputies.

A neighbor who called 911 thought the shooting was fatal.

"The guy that lives across the street was parking his truck in the field and somebody tried to rob him and he shot and killed him," the caller said.  "He's an old man."

The Sheriff's Office said deputies performed "life-saving techniques" on Hollingsworth until rescue personnel arrived.

Deputies referred to Hollingsworth as the suspect but did not specify what charges he may face.  Stevens does not face any charges, deputies said.

An investigation is ongoing.

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