Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a homicide

Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 10:40 AM EDT
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GILCHRIST COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) - Gilchrist County Sheriff deputies have made an arrest in a shooting that killed a 63-year-old woman.

Deputies arrested Paul Kitchen, 57, for killing Cindy Coburn, 63, after investigating a homicide that happened in 2679 NW 91st Lane in Branford Monday night.

In a Press Release, GCSO said they responded to a call where a person was shot. When they arrived, deputies found Coburn with a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

GCSO said the shooting was an isolated incident.

“It’s an unfortunate incident but we’re working through it and hopefully we’ll have some more information as it becomes available,” said Chief Deputy Robert Willis.

Kitchen was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Deputies are investigating Kitchen’s self-defense claim before additional charges are considered.

This is developing story and information will be updated as it becomes available.

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