Police: Woman shoots man in domestic dispute
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police said a woman shot her boyfriend dead in self defense Sunday night.
The fatal shooting happened at about 8:20 p.m. inside a home along the 5300 block of 125th Drive. According to police, the altercation began with an argument between Glenroy Jacobs and his girlfriend. Jacobs, 46, allegedly attacked the 34-year-old woman with a machete, and that was when, officers said, the woman pulled out a gun and shot her boyfriend.
Jacobs suffered a fatal gun shot wound through the neck, police said. "When officers arrived, they actually found a male deceased in the roadway from an apparent gunshot wound," said Coral Springs Police Lt. Joe McHugh.
Police said the pair have had a tumultuous relationship for several years. "They're have a relationship now for four years," said McHugh. "It's been an on and off, very rocky relationship. He moved back in to the residence about a month ago, and obviously last night another dispute occurred and resulted in him being killed."
Rescue crews transported the woman to an area hospital where she remains this afternoon after having to undergo surgery for a wound to her hand. "She was transported to North Broward Medical Center, which is a trauma center," said McHugh. "I was told that it is not life threatening injuries."
Police said the couple's two children, ages 13 and 2, were inside the home but were physically unharmed. After the attack, the 13-year-old went to a neighbor's house to call for help. "She banged on my door. She came to us because she needed help, and she is friends with my daughter," said Denise Corin. "I was standing next to her while she called 911, and she explained the situation to the police."
Corin said the 13-year-old acted calm during the difficult situation. "She ran back and got the baby and brought the baby over to the house. I've never seen anything like it. She had a lot of strength. She was brave, and she remained calm during the situation, which was great," she said.
Neighbors are left stunned and with several unanswered questions. "I don't know of any issues. They were always very, very good neighbors, and I think we were all pretty surprised. Nothing like we've ever seen around here, that's for sure," said Corin.
Investigators said the couple had a rocky relationship over the last four years.
A court hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. to find out who will care for the two girls.
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