Man Dies After Being Attacked by a Man with Machete

A man in Leesburg is dead after being attacked by a man with a machete.

According to WESH, the NBC-affiliate in Central Florida, Gary Mosley, Sr. died Saturday morning from his injuries.

Investigators said Mosley was home Thursday with a friend inside of a screened in porch, when Carlos Reyes allegedly walked to the home and tried to enter it. Mosley and his friend tried to stop Reyes by using pepper spray on him.

Reyes is accused of grabbing a machete and causing severe injuries to Mosley’s head, torso and arm, which nearly amputated his hand.

The suspect fled the scene. Mosley was taken to the hospital and then flown to a trauma center, where he died two days later.

When a relative of Reyes’ found out about the attacks, he called police and told them that he was likely the suspect. The relative told police that Reyes had recently become violent and had been using illegal drugs.

The arrest report says Reyes gave conflicting stories on what happened, but did say he used a machete to strike someone during a dispute.

Reyes was originally arrested and charged with attempted murder and was held without bond. Leesburg Police say they are now working with the State Attorney’s office to file more serious charges since Mosley died.

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