A 78-year-old Florida man is in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a neighbor who was cutting trees above his property line, authorities said.
Edward Druzolowski, 78, was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Brian Ford, 42, the Volusia Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Sunday evening, the sheriff’s office received several calls about a shooting in DeLeon Springs, about 45 miles north of Orlando. According to the sheriff’s office, Ford was cutting tree branches along the fence between his home and Druzolowski’s when the 78-year-old confronted him about being on his property.
“Druzolowski told detectives he threatened to shoot Ford, and when Ford didn’t leave, he shot him,” the sheriff’s office said.
Responding officers attempted life-saving measures while waiting for help to arrive, but Ford was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Druzolowski is currently being held without bail pending his first court appearance, police said.