Arrest made in fatal shooting in Fruitland Park Walmart parking lot

Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office have located and arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Monday night in the parking lot of the Fruitland Park Walmart. 

Scott Bernard Thomas, 24, was taken into custody on Thursday  at the Birchwood Apartments in Leesburg after a brief foot chase involving a sheriff's K-9, authorities say.  He was then taken to the Sheriff's Office to be interviewed.   

Deputies said Mark Allen Estes, 44, of Lady Lake, was shot outside the Walmart, at  2500 Citrus Boulevard on Monday evening around 7:15 p.m.  

"Further information regarding his charges will be released once they become available," said Lt. John Herrell with the Sheriff's Office.  

Herrell added additional arrests are expected.