An elderly man in Manatee County, Florida, is accused of fatally shooting a woman who was helping her family search for a lost dog. According to Wednesday’s publication of the Bradenton Herald, 83-year-old Eugene F. Matthews allegedly killed the woman with a handgun after the woman’s daughter, and her son-in-law, knocked on Matthews’ door around 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
The victim, identified as 65-year-old Rebecca Rawson, was still in her car when Matthews allegedly turned the gun in her direction – she was hit by a bullet that went through the car windshield. According to the Associated Press, nobody else at the scene was injured in the bizarre situation.
Matthews was taken into custody and he is facing a charge of second-degree murder.
(Booking photo via Manatee County Sheriff’s Office)