Girl, 13, her father, 55, shot dead at their Florida home, by their 82-year-old neighbor who was angry his dog was declared dangerous and removed
Guy Alexander Hansman and his daughter, Harper Hansman, were fatally gunned down Monday afternoon in Port St Lucie, by their neighbor Ronald Delserro
The murders were an aftermath of a March 4 altercation where Delserro’s bull mastiff attacked a woman inside the Hansman home
The shooting took place in Port St Lucie on Monday afternoon after a court hearing where a judge declared the Delserro’s dog dangerous
Police say the dog owner grabbed a gun, went over to his neighbors’ house and opened fire, killing Hansman and mortally injuring 13-year-old Harper Hansman who died in hospital
Port St. Lucie Animal Control arrived at noon on Tuesday to retrieve the dog
The shooter was found dead in the Hansman home after exchanging gunfire with responding police – one officer hit in the arm is expected to survive
Guy Alexander Hansman and his daughter, Harper Hansman, [photo] were fatally shot by a neighbor at their Port Lucie home on Monday afternoon
A Florida man and a 13-year-old girl were shot dead on Monday after a dispute with a neighbor over his dangerous dog. Police shared that the killing spawned from a March 4 altercation where Ronald Delserro’s bull mastiff attacked a woman inside the victim’s home.
Three people, including the accused shooter, were killed following Monday’s incident that apparently stemmed from a neighborhood dispute over a dog, according to Port St. Lucie authorities.
Police have identified Ronald Delserro as the 82-year-old man who opened fire on the family inside their St Lucie, Florida home, killing Guy Alexander Hansman, 55, and his teenage daughter, Harper, before dying during a gunfight with authorities. A police officer was also injured in shootout on Monday.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department shared that the killing spawned from a March 4 altercation where Delserro’s bull mastiff attacked a woman living inside the victims’ home.
Officers said that a judge had determined on Monday that the dog was dangerous, and said Delserro went to confront his neighbors.
Delserro was found dead inside the home by a SWAT team. It is unclear how he died.
‘I believe this to be an intentional act of violence against these neighbors,’ Port St. Lucie Assistant Police Chief Richard Del Toro said on Monday.
‘It’s tragic. You can’t rationalize irrational behavior.’
Friends and loved ones shared photos of the two victims in tributes posted on Facebook, with neighbors initially posting photos of Harper.
Investigators were still processing the scene on Tuesday. Port St. Lucie Animal Control arrived at around noon on Tuesday to retrieve the dog.