Polk County deputies said an argument between a 31-year-old suspect and the father of the underage girl he was dating led up to a deadly shooting on Friday morning.
Deputies responded to a home in the area of Transport Road and Spruce Road in Bartow around 5:49 a.m. Friday. They said the victim, a white man, was found dead inside the residence. He will not be identified due to Marsy’s Law, according to the sheriff’s office.
Polk County deputies said the shooting is still in the early stages of the investigation, but it appears the suspect, identified as Raul De Alejandro Rodriguez Jr., and the victim were arguing about the suspect dating the victim’s daughter, who Sheriff Grady Judd said is 17 years old.
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