A person who was trimming bushes in Florida was shot to loss of life as a result of his 78-year-old neighbor thought he was on his property, in keeping with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Edward S. Druzolowski is dealing with a second-degree homicide cost within the loss of life of 42-year-old Brian J. Ford, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
In a press launch, deputies mentioned Ford was trimming bushes over the property line between his and Druzolowski’s houses in DeLeon Springs, about 30 miles east of Daytona Seashore. Druzolowski got here out and confronted Ford about being on his property.
“Druzolowski instructed detectives he threatened to shoot Ford, and when Ford didn’t go away, he shot him,” the press launch mentioned.
The sheriff’s workplace obtained two 911 calls reporting the incident shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday.
In one of many 911 calls, which have been reveiwed by Regulation&Crime, Druzolowski instructed dispatchers he walked as much as Ford with a gun in his hand and instructed him to get off the property.
“I used to be pointing a gun at him making an attempt to get him off my property and he saved strolling to me actual shut so I shot him,” he instructed dispatchers.
He mentioned he mentioned he usually doesn’t maintain rounds within the first two cylinders of the gun.
“First time [I pulled the trigger] it simply clicked, and he saved strolling towards me after he heard the clicking so I pulled the set off once more and it shot him,” he instructed the dispatchers.
Druzolowski later instructed detectives that he scared for his life as a result of Ford had a felony historical past and his “repute brought about him worry, as Brian instructed him up to now how he would win fights in jail/jail,” a possible trigger arrest affidavit reviewed by Regulation&Crime mentioned.
Druzolowski’s spouse mentioned Ford obtained inside arm’s size of her husband however Ford didn’t have something in his palms, nor did he threaten her husband, in keeping with the affidavit.
The opposite 911 name got here from Ford’s mom.
“My neighbor simply shot my son,” she screamed to dispatchers. “…. Please hurry, hurry, hurry.”
She additionally instructed dispatchers that deputies “higher take [Druzolowski] to jail.”
The primary two deputies on scene started life-saving measures till paramedics arrived, however Ford was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Detectives decided there was possible trigger to arrest Druzolowski and he was taken to jail the place he’s being held with out bond.
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A lady who recognized as herself as Ford’s sister commented on the sheriff’s Fb submit that the taking pictures occurred with Ford’s 8-year-old son at his aspect. Ford was doing yard work for his 77-year-old mom, his sister mentioned.
“There isn’t a regular human being on the planet that may shoot a toddler’s father proper in entrance of the newborn!!! His spouse did nothing as she watched him,” Becky Ford wrote.
She lamented that the taking pictures was unjustified.
“Sure, that you must get the entire story and film!!! This man has killed my brother and left his youngsters with no dad, My mother with no son and me with out my solely residing brother!!! All this over bushes,” she wrote.
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