A dad in Gainesville, Florida shot dead his daughter’s abusive ex-boyfriend after the abusive ex allegedly assaulted her in her apartment then came back to inflict even more suffering upon her.
Apparently, the ex had shown up at the apartment and beaten the girl and then left. After the girl’s father found out what happened, he arrived with his pistol. The ex-boyfriend then came back and was taught a lesson in manners by the girl’s father, though he likely didn’t live long enough to internalize it.
The Gainesville Police Department gave a few more details in its statement on the incident, which it posted to Facebook. In that post, the police department said:
UPDATE 3/18/2023: Earlier in the evening, GPD responded to a domestic battery. The suspect was inside an ex-girlfriend’s apartment and physically assaulted her. He fled the area prior to our arrival. The victim’s father also responded.
Approximately 30 minutes later, the suspect returned and made entry into her apartment. The father, who was armed with a handgun, fired one shot at the suspect which struck him in the chest.
The suspect fled and arriving officers discovered him next to his car. They started CPR until EMS arrived who pronounced him deceased.
At this time, the investigation continues.
Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting located in the 23-hundred block of SW Williston Road. Officers responded to the Polos Apartments at 9:30 and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died at the scene.
Residents of the apartment building were shocked by both the violence and the shooting. Once, for example, said, “Everyone I speak to here is so nice. I come and I work out here every day, and everyone I interact with is so genuine and kind, so it was one of those things where it’s definitely out of the blue.”
Similarly, another resident said, “I thought that you had the wrong Polos or something. I have nothing but good things to say about the university and the city in general, and especially the Polos Apartments. Never really had anything like this, so it was pretty shocking.”
Fortunately for the father and daughter, the incident took place and Florida, which looks much more favorably upon citizens using force than blue states. Back in August of 2022, for example, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson was discussing a homeowner shooting at a robber and missing and said:
“Whoever that was, you’re not in trouble. Come see us, we have a gun safety class we put on every other Saturday, and if you take that, you’ll shoot a lot better and hopefully you’ll save taxpayers money.”
“If somebody is breaking into your house, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County. We prefer that you do, actually.”
“Of course [Harris] didn’t get hit [with bullets], and now we have to pay for him.”
“Some people don’t learn. For us, he is job security. I mean, we deal with him all the time.”
Predictably, that sort of statement sent the leftist media into a tizzy, but the attitude it represents among Florida law enforcement officials is good news for those citizens that find themselves needing to use a firearm to fend off an attacker.
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