Police in Florida on Tuesday identified the victims and suspect in a tragic shooting that left three people — including an 11-year-old girl — dead.
Port St Lucie police said Guy Alexander Hansman, 55, and his daughter, Harper Hansman, were shot and killed by their neighbor, 82-year-old Ronald Delserro, after a Monday court hearing that had determined Delserro’s dog was dangerous.
The hearing stemmed from an incident in March in which Delserro’s bull mastiff, Roxy, attacked a woman who lived at the victims’ home.
“They all came home from court and then the suspect armed himself and went to the victim’s house,” St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said at a news conference.
It was Harper Hansman who called 911 when Delserro arrived and started shooting.
“If you heard this call come over the radio, it would make the hair on your neck stand,” Mascara said, as CrimeOnline previously reported. “A little girl calls in saying, there’s someone shooting in our house.”
Officers found Guy Hansman wounded in the garage, police said, and the critically wounded Harper inside the house. The man died on the scene, and the girl died at a hospital, police said.
A Port St Lucie police officer was wounded when he and a St Lucie County sheriff’s deputy exchanged gunfire with the suspect, according to Richard Del Toro, Port St Lucie’s assistant chief of police.
When a SWAT team made entry, Mascara said, they found the suspected shooter dead in an upstairs bedroom. It wasn’t immediately clear how he died.
Police said that six people were inside the home when Delserro entered with two handguns.
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[Featured image: Port St Lucie Police Department]