Boyfriend charged in slaying of girlfriend's husband at Bradenton home

kirby@bradenton.comJuly 14, 2014 

BRADENTON -- A man with previous charges of attacking his wife and her boyfriend was shot to death by the boyfriend Saturday after the two fought, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Police think Jared Lakes, 27, shot Shawn McCoy, 28, at 6:02 p.m. Saturday in front of Lakes' residence in the 600 block of 25th Avenue West.

Lakes has been charged with second-degree, non-premeditated murder. He was living with McCoy's wife, according to Lt. James Racky of the Bradenton Police Department.

Police are unsure whether McCoy and his wife were divorced or seeking a divorce.

On Saturday, McCoy went to the residence and began to fight with Lakes, according to Racky. Eventually, Lakes left the home and went to his car, retrieving a gun, and waited for McCoy.

When McCoy came out the two began to fight again, and Lakes shot McCoy, Racky said. McCoy was unresponsive when officers arrived. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

It was not the first violent incident between McCoy and Lakes.

According to court records, McCoy was facing charges of shooting or throwing a deadly missile into a building or vehicle, violating a domestic injunction and trespassing in connection with a previous domestic violence dispute that occurred Dec. 26, 2013.

His wife reported that McCoy went to her residence that day, which violated a temporary injunction, according to an arrest warrant for McCoy over the incident. McCoy pushed himself into the enclosed porch in an attempt to hit Lakes, who the affidavit identifies as McCoy's wife's boyfriend.

The woman stood between the two, and McCoy pushed her out of the way and began to hit Lakes, according to the warrant. The woman then separated them, and McCoy punched her in the head.

McCoy left in a vehicle, but came back moments later and threw a rock through a porch window, breaking it, according to the warrant. He then walked into the porch area and armed himself with the same rock, lifting it over his head while facing the woman's sister. McCoy dropped the rock and left the residence on foot, according to the report.

Both Lakes and and McCoy's wife chose to press charges in that incident, according to the warrant. However, charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery were later dropped by prosecutors, according to court records,

McCoy was out and awaiting his Sept. 9 trial date on a total of $37,500 in bonds.

Lakes is being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.

McCoy and his wife had four children in common, according to an arrest warrant for McCoy from the December case.

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