An 83-year-old man faces a second-degree murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing a woman Tuesday night.
Rebecca Rawson, 65, along with a 26-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man went to a home in the 12900 block of Pritchart Road in Parrish shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday to pick up a dog, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
The 62-year-old man knocked on the front door and was greeted by Eugene F. Matthews, 83, who started firing at him with a handgun, according to a release.
At some point, Matthews started firing toward the vehicle with Rawson inside. A bullet went through the windshield and struck Rawson. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead, the release stated.
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No other injuries were reported, Dave Bristow, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said in an email
Matthews was taken into custody and is being charged with second-degree murder, according to Bristow.