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Florida Jury Awards $7.5 Million to the Family of Man Who Was Murdered at a Car Wash

An Alachua County jury late Wednesday returned a $7.5 million verdict against the owner of an east Gainesville car wash where a 24-year-old man was shot and later died in May 2021.

The lawsuit was filed against Kokomo Key Properties Inc., doing business as Swamp Car Wash, in March 2022, months after the shooting death of Bobby Hopkins outside the business at 912 E. University Ave.

Hopkins called 911 at about 12:46 p.m. on May 22, 2021, to report that he had been shot in the chest. He was taken by a friend to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Read the source article at The Gainesville Sun

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