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Suspended Florence doctor commits suicide

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A Drug Enforcement Administration agent at Dr. Gary Shearer's office in Florence. File photo A Drug Enforcement Administration agent at Dr. Gary Shearer's office in Florence. File photo
FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) -

A doctor in Florence whose license was suspended has taken his own life.

Dr. Gary Shearer has been in trouble for years after 15 patients died while in his care between 2009 and 2011 all while being prescribed controlled substances.

Prosecutors say the cases against Shearer will proceed in his absence. He was a family doctor with offices located on Turfway Road.

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