Henry Pike, Henderson County Business Owner, North Florida Homicide Victim

A Saturday afternoon shooting in North Florida killed a Henderson County, Ky., business owner.

Henry Pike, owner of Henry Pike Trucking in Robards, Ky., was fatally shot in Gretna, Fla., according to friends of Pike’s who took to Facebook publicly to identify him as the shooting victim.

Police in Gretna, Florida said the shooting happened at 2 p.m. Saturday after Sedric Thomas shot and killed the victim.

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Thomas initially fled the scene but eventually called the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office to identify himself as the shooter, according to a news release from the Gretna Police Department.

After a brief standoff, Thomas turned himself in to authorities and is currently being held in Gadsden County Jail for first degree murder.

Gretna is a small town located about 10 miles northwest of Tallahassee in the panhandle of Florida.

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This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Henderson County business owner shot dead in North Florida

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