Florida dad fatally wounded in front of his kids over free puppy exchange

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A  Jacksonville, Florida man was  fatally wounded after being shot and killed in front of his children and fiancee on Wednesday night after answering a Facebook advertisement from a man who said he was giving away a free puppy. Scott Bowman, 39, died in his home on Macnaughton Drive after the man stated he had to come to the Bowman’s home to personally deliver the dog.

According to NewsWfla, Chelsea Bowman, who was divorced from Scott Bowman but said they were about to remarry, stated the family had invited the man in for a drink to thank him, but the man wouldn’t leave. He took his shoes off and made himself comfortable, despite the Bowmans telling him it was time for their young children to go to bed. The man, who has not been publicly identified by the Jacksonville Police, then became violent and started hitting Bowman who tried to get up and leave the room. Instead the stranger allegedly took out his gun and shot and killed Bowman in the chest.

The couple’s daughter, Kinley, began yelling, “‘You shot my dad! You shot my dad!'” Chelsea told Action News Jacksonville, who told her daughter to run and go get help. The little girl and the couple’s other young child ran to the home of a neighbor, who said they were pounding on the door crying for help. “They were just terrified and just kept repeating, ‘My dad, there’s blood everywhere,'” said Julie Wood.

The man has been arrested, and the police are continuing their investigation.

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8 replies
  1. pennysdachshund says:

    This SON OF A BITCH DOESN”T NEED TRIED: HE NEEDS to BE HUNG UNTIL DEAD!!! When are WE as CITIZENS GOING TO TAKE A STAND WITH OUR JUSTIC SYSTEM THE WHOLE FAMILY ( those Poor little Girls) could have died… over Nothing … A shelter God knows they have enough of them there could have found the family a pup, and they WOULD have had their father… ( nitwit that he must have been) for being so willing to let anyone in his home… the female could have been raped as well has his daughters…. SO SAD !!!

  2. Maggie says:

    Nothing more about the puppy, if there was really one or not..
    Don’t like free ads for animals, and I am sure the man had a concealed gun also!!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    What a horrible situation! The POS that did this needs the same done to him! This is a case where “nothing is for free” and this poor man paid dearly to get a dog free. My condolences to this family.

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    This is a giant warning about the dangers of Facebook – you never know what you are encountering – unfortunately Mr. Bowman invited some whack job into his home and was murdered – my sympathies to the Bowman family – how horrible for all. I also wonder if there was actually a puppy – way too many scammers out there.


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