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Roofer Dies From Co-worker’s Gun; Shooter Urges That He Slipped in Riverview, Florida

May 11, 2019

RIVERVIEW, FL – According to an online news report at, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting a homicide investigation after a forty four year old roofer was shot and killed by his co-worker’s gun.  The shooter urges that he slipped, which caused the gun to go off.*

A forty four year old man has died after he was shot by his coworker while installing a roof.  The shooter indicates that the shooting was an accident due to him slipping on a piece of construction debris.  The police are currently interviewing the shooter and at least one eyewitness.  

The shooting occurred in the affluent neighborhood of Riverview, Florida.  According to local residents, the roofers had been working at the scene of the shooting for the past six months.  They note that the shooter was in shock following the incident.

"It's going to be a terrible thing for the gentleman that went to the hospital afterwards," said a local resident of Riverview. "He had an anxiety attack afterwards, and he got worse and worse himself. So, they took him from here. I can just Imagine what the families going through tonight; it must be terrible."

At this time, the shooting has not been ruled out as a homicide. Charges may be issued against the shooter.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office,  "[t]he person who fired the shot was actually getting out of his truck, slipped on a piece of construction debris. At this point, he was transitioning the gun between the waistband, his pocket, at some point where the gun is fired unintentionally."

The victim’s son was also on the roof at the time that the incident occurred.  He was just a few feet away from where his father was struck by the stray bullet.

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