An argument over how a pork chop was cooked escalated to murder, Florida police say.
55-year old Thomas Hahn has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting his roommate, 35-year old Robert Eugene Gray, Jr., twice in the head with a rifle. He initially told police that he shot in self-defense, but investigators say witnesses claim differently. They believe alcohol was a factor in the shooting.
“This appears to be a senseless act of violence stemming from a minor domestic dispute between roommates,” said Chief Mark Barker. “There is no clear answer at this hour as to why Hahn acted with such extreme violence.”
Neighbors say they aren’t exactly surprised by the incident, given the history of the roommates.
“Frankly, I was expecting something like that to happen with all of the people he had going in and out of his house for the last few years or longer. We always suspected that it would be him who got killed,” said neighbor Cheryl Seltzer of Gray.