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Man charged with murder in fatal shooting at Greenway Trailhead

A 19-year-old man is facing felony charges for second degree murder and armed robbery in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Monday afternoon at the Greenway Trailhead in Ocala.

On Monday, September 12, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a man at the Maricamp Emergency Department who had sustained a gunshot wound to the hand. The man stated that he was robbed at the trailhead, and he told MCSO that someone at the incident location was “possibly dead.”

19 year old man charged with second degree murder robbery in connection with shooting death at Greenway Trailhead
Deputies responded to the Greenway Trailhead off Banyan Road on Monday afternoon due to reports of a shooting (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies arrived at the trailhead and located a deceased man who was later identified as 19-year-old Cameron Cole Dalzell.

MCSO Major Crimes detectives began investigating the fatal shooting. According to MCSO, Jordan Matthew Neal arrived at the sheriff’s office and requested to speak with a detective.

Jordan Matthew Neal
Jordan Matthew Neal

In a press release, MCSO states that the interview revealed that Neal and Dalzell were both armed, and they had met with two individuals with the plan to rob them of marijuana. Neal and Dalzell met with the two individuals in a vehicle – Dalzell sat up front and Neal was in the back of the vehicle.

Neal told an MCSO detective that Dalzell pulled out his firearm and pointed it at the driver. In response, the driver allegedly pulled out a firearm, pointed it at Dalzell, and both men began firing at each other. The driver sustained a gunshot wound on his hand and Dalzell was fatally shot.

Neal stated that he attempted to pull out his firearm, but it was taken away by the other individual in the vehicle. After his firearm was taken, Neal advised that he ran away from the vehicle. He stated that he heard “three or four shots,” and he was unsure who fired the first shot.

The MCSO report indicates that Neal “provided details about the crime scene that would only be known by someone involved.” Neal was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $100,000 bond.

Neal is facing felony charges for second degree murder while engaged in robbery and robbery with a firearm. According to MCSO, Neal is facing these charges since he had allegedly executed a plan with Dalzell to rob the two individuals at gunpoint during a pre-arranged drug deal.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.