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Florida man arrested for shooting girlfriend, roommate in domestic violence incident

Florida man arrested for shooting girlfriend, roommate in domestic violence incident

BARTOW, Fla. (TCD) —

A Florida man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and a female roommate before shooting both of them Sunday morning, killing his girlfriend, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic-violence call in unincorporated Bartow, about 45 miles east of Tampa, at 8:40 a.m. Sunday.

According to witnesses, 33-year-old Christopher Pequeen and his girlfriend had recently moved into an apartment with another male-female couple. The male roommate told detectives Pequeen and his girlfriend were arguing earlier Sunday morning, and the girlfriend came into the second couple’s bedroom and said she wanted to obtain a restraining order against Pequeen, saying “she was scared that Pequeen was going to kill her and that he had held his hand over her nose and mouth so that she could not breathe.”

The male roommate said Pequeen then came into the bedroom and pointed a gun at all three of them. The roommate said Pequeen struck the other woman in the face with a handgun, then shot his girlfriend multiple times, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The other woman tried to shield the girlfriend, and she was also shot by Pequeen, the roommate said.

The roommate said Pequeen then pointed the gun at him and took their cellphones. The two roommates ran to neighbor’s apartment and called 911. The female…

Florida man arrested for shooting girlfriend, roommate in domestic violence incident

BARTOW, Fla. (TCD) — A Florida man allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and a female roommate before shooting both of them Sunday morning, killing his girlfriend, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Polk County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic-violence call in unincorporated Bartow, about 45 miles east of Tampa, at 8:40 a.m.



Florida man arrested for shooting girlfriend, roommate in domestic violence incident

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