(The AEGIS Alliance) – A Florida man in the central region of the state became so furious that a pet cat had gone into his property that he took hold of a gun, then shot and killed his neighbor, according to authorities on Thursday.
58-year-old Cliffton Bliss Jr is implicated in murdering the pet cat’s owner minutes after the pet entered his residential property on Wednesday in the urban area of Umatilla.
Bliss fetched his gun and initially made threats to fire gunshots at the pet cat, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said.
James Taylor Jr., who is the neighbor, got involved in an argument with the male suspect and told him to please don’t shoot his pet, however, Bliss then aimed his gun and fired a gunshot at the age 41 man in his upper body.
Bliss was apprehended at the scene and is facing a second-degree murder charge. He was jailed with no bail at the Marion County Jail as of Thursday.
Cliffton Bliss Jr said to his wife as well as witnesses at the scene that he had discharged his firearm after his neighbor attacked him, the Orlando Sentinel pointed out. However, an onlooker apparently said to investigators that both men had no physical contact prior to the murder.
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