Father allegedly shoots and kills daughter’s boyfriend during argument and flees
09/21/2022 12:25 pm PDT
BRADENTON, Fla. (TCD) -- A 48-year-old father allegedly fatally shot his 24-year-old daughter’s boyfriend during an argument and fled the scene.
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at approximately 7 p.m., Charles Heaven went to his daughter’s apartment on the 3200 block of 54th Drive East while her boyfriend was present, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office announced in a news release. Heaven and his daughter’s boyfriend, Kevin Smith, 30, reportedly got into an argument after a short while.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Smith and Heaven ended up outside of the apartment building, and Heaven allegedly shot his daughter’s boyfriend in the upper torso with a gun.
Deputies reportedly responded to the scene and Smith was transported to Blake Medical Center. The Sheriff’s Office said Smith succumbed to his injuries at around 8:26 p.m.
Heaven reportedly fled the scene, and the Sheriff’s Office said a murder warrant was issued for his arrest. As of Sept. 21, his location is unknown.
In a Facebook post, the Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with information regarding Heaven’s whereabouts to come forward.
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