Florida man (83) shoots woman searching for her dog
An 83-year-old Florida man fatally shot a woman after her daughter and brother-in-law knocked on his front door while searching for a missing dog, police have said.
Manatee County Sheriff's officials said Eugene Matthews opened the door at about 7pm local time on Tuesday and started firing a handgun.
The bullets struck 64-year-old Rebecca Rawson who had stayed in the car parked outside.
She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Matthews was taken to the Manatee County Jail, where he remained without bond on Wednesday. Jail records do not list a lawyer.
Authorities say 62-year-old Rodney Rawson and 26-year-old Kathryn Rawson were looking for their dog when they went to Matthews's house.
Spokesman Dave Bristow said that no other injuries were reported.