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Sheriff’s office: Man stabs woman then shoots self

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Victim in stable condition

By Abdon Sidibe

INVERNESS — A man stabbed a woman several times Monday before fleeing and attempting to commit suicide, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a call shortly before 7:30 a.m. regarding a potential stabbing in the Gospel Island community.

A 35-year-old female who resides on Patience Lane had been stabbed and Levi Humes, 29, of East Haynes Lane, is the suspect, according to the sheriff’s office.

Humes, who is reportedly acquainted with the victim, left her residence to go to work. He returned a short time later, saying he forgot his wallet.

According to officials, Humes allegedly stabbed the unsuspecting victim from behind for reasons unknown and then fled the scene in the white Ford Explorer. 

Deputies spotted Humes on Gospel Island Road shortly after the incident. Humes reportedly then shot himself, and the vehicle crashed into a tree.

The female victim and Humes were airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center. The woman is in stable condition. Humes underwent surgery and was 

in intensive care Monday afternoon.

The investigation continues, and charges are pending.

Chronicle reporter A.B. Sidibe can be reached at 352-564-2925 or asidibe@chronicleonline.com.