EAST MANATEE -- A Tampa husband and wife married less than two years and with a history of problems are both dead after he shot her to death early Tuesday during an argument and then turned the gun on himself, Manatee County Sheriff's officials say.
David Mahoney Jr., 32, and his estranged wife Alicia Mahoney, 26, got into an argument Monday evening at a local restaurant that ended with him leaving her there and returning to his parents' home, where he was living, in the 12600 block of Daisy Place in the GreyHawk Landing neighborhood in East Manatee, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Shortly afterward, Alicia Mahoney got a ride to her in-laws' home where her husband was standing in the driveway waiting when she arrived. About midnight, both walked into the garage and got into another argument, according to the sheriff's office.
During the dispute, David retrieved a gun from his vehicle, re-entered the garage and shot Alicia, and then himself, according to the report.
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David's mother was standing behind Alicia when she was shot and suffered two gunshot wounds to her right foot. She was taken to a local hospital and treated for her non-life-threatening injuries, and was scheduled to be released.
The couple were married on Aug. 22, 2014, in New Smyrna Beach, but lived in Tampa at the time. They have a son who is about 14 months old.
Alicia was a registered nurse, records show.
They had a history of violence, according to court records.
On Dec. 2, 2014, Alicia Mahoney was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. As the case made its way through the court system, she was ordered not to have contact with her husband more than once. Multiple warrants were issued for her arrest when she failed to show up in court, but were later canceled by the presiding judge.
In April 2015, while the case was still pending, David Mahoney had petitioned the court for a protective injunction order against her, but the petition was denied.
The domestic violence charge was dropped Nov. 24, after Alicia Mahoney completed a domestic violence intervention program.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can also follow her on Twitter @JDeLeon1012.