A baby was caught in the middle of a violent exchange between two men, one of whom is dead and the other in jail.
Investigators say landlord Pablo Infante was at odds with his tenant Allen Henrickson, and it all came to a head around 6 p.m. Wednesday night in front of a home on Discovery Road in Tavares.
"He (Henrickson) and his ex-wife had just been out to dinner. They were returning home when they were confronted by the suspect as they were getting out of the car. The victim was actually holding his 18 month old granddaughter at the time of the shooting," said Lt. John Herrell.
Investigators said several shots were fired and at least one bullet hit Henrickson, killing him. Miraculously, the little girl is okay. Tonya Jacobsen lives across the street. She said her boyfriend heard Pablo Infante and another man at this house screaming at each other just days earlier.
"Somebody was screaming. Don't know if it was him. Done you ever mess with my children again or I'll kill you. Now according to my boyfriend it was the other man," said Jacobsen.
She is shocked at how this all played out. "I don't know why you'd do that because you could harm the child and the child had nothing to do with the argument."
FOX 35 dug up court records that show Infante had served probation on battery charges two years ago and his ex-wife had a permanent restraining order against him. Jacobsen says Infante loves animals and that he had been a good neighbor.
"Very friendly," said Jacobsen, adding that it really makes you wonder how well you know your neighbors.