A 42 year old Florida man is charged with killing his girlfriend, and her 10 year old son – because she refused to let him watch football.
Police say that the Tampa mother got into an argument over changing a television channel, and it ended with her losing her life.
Tampa police arrested 42-year-old Tyrone Terell Johnson after they receiving a 911 call from the suspect, claiming he was being attacked.
Deputies responded to his home around 7PM on Sunday and found the two victims inside the apartment. The mother is Tyrone s live-in girlfriend and investigator said he is not the biological father of the deceased child.
Deputies interviewed Tyrone, who said the following events led up the deadly shooting:
(Johnson) engaged in a verbal altercation with his live-in girlfriend over (Johnson) changing the television station to watch a football game. (Johnson) moved to the master bedroom of the apartment because he wanted to pack his belongings and leave. (He) has trouble walking because of an injury incurred while in the military. (He) began packing his clothing when (the female victim) came into the bedroom, continuing to verbally berate him.
(She) allegedly was “tussling” at (Johnson’s) back. (He) claimed (she) pushed him off of his “knee roller” and he sat down on the floor next to the bed. (Her 10-year-old son) approached (Johnson) and accused him of hitting (his mother).
(Johnson) pushed (the child) off of his left side…and then armed himself with what he described as a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun. (Johnson) then began to fire at (the female victim) as she was holding a Playstation in her hands.
Tyrone went on, telling police that when the child entered the master bedroom, he fired the handgun at the child, according to the affidavit.