A domestic altercation turned this fatal this morning in Brandon.
Note: This story was originally posted Aug. 17 at 12:26 p.m.
Details are sketchy, but an unidentified man was shot and killed with a 45-caliber handgun inside the complex of Grand Oaks Apartments, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say the man showed up at his girlfriend’s apartment on Sherwood Lane around 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and “became involved in a violent domestic altercation.” Front window and door damage suggests he may have tried to force his way into the residence, officials said.
A woman next door heard glass breaking, a female screaming and saw the man beating a woman on the sidewalk with a metal object, according to preliminary information. The second woman tried to intervene but was then attacked, too, by the man.
The intervening woman received “multiple facial injuries” before shooting the man with the gun, deputies said. He staggered, then collapsed in the driveway and died.
Independent witnesses have so far corroborated the females' stories, deputies said.
No other details were immediately available. Stay with Brandon Patch for updates.